Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2018

Faculty - European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


Carravetta, Peter, Alfonse M. D’Amato Professor, Ph.D., 1983, New York University: Italian and French critical theory; postmodernism; Italian American and migration studies.

Fontanella, Luigi, Ph.D., 1981, Harvard University: Modern Italian literature; 20th-century Italian poetry, 20th-Century European Theatre, The experience of Italian writers in the USA.

Mignone, Mario B., Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the Center for Italian Studies, Ph.D., 1972, Rutgers University: Contemporary Italian literature and culture; emigration studies.

Rzhevsky, Nicholas, Ph.D., 1972, Princeton University: Russian and Soviet literature; Russian theater; ideology.

Associate Professors

Bloomer, Robert K., Ph.D., 1990, University of Michigan: Germanic linguistics; morphology; etymology.

Dalmas, Franck, Ph.D., 2006, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Modern French literature and culture; French language.

Gazzola, Giuseppe, Ph.D., 2008, Yale University: 19th-century Italian literature; travel literature.

Assistant Professors

Jourdain, Sarah, Ph.D., 1996, Indiana University: pedagogy and teacher training; French language.

Senior Lecturers

Marchegiani, Irene, Outstanding Provost Lecturer, Dottore in Lettere e Filosofia, 1973, University of Florence: Italian language and literature; pedagogy.


Balducci, Gioacchino, Dottore in Lingue e Civiltà Orientali, 1964, Oriental Institute at the University of Naples: Italian cinema and theater.

Grenkov, Tatyana, Ph.D., 1991, SUNY Stony Brook: Comparative Studies: Medieval, Classical and European Studies.

Sanou, Sini Prosper, Ph.D., 1992, University of Minnesota: French language and pedagogy.

Turan, Madeline, M.S., 1975, Long Island University: foreign language pedagogy; French language. Named Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Acadéques, 2016

Viola, Birgit Grosse-Middeldorf, D.A., 1990, Stony Brook University: German language and culture; business German.


Bailyn, John F., Department of Linguistics, Associate Professor, Ph.D., 1995, Cornell University: Slavic linguistics; Russian language and linguistics; syntax.

Bethin, Christina Y., Department of Linguistics, Professor, Ph.D., 1978, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Slavic linguistics; Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian languages; phonology. Recipient of the State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1983.

Bona, Mary Jo, Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory, Ph.D., 1989, University of Wisconsin at Madison: Italian American studies; English literature, American literature, Italian American literature, multiethnic American literature, women's literature, gender/genre theory, theories of narrativity, theories of ethnicity, migration histories

Fouron, Georges, Department of Africana Studies, Ed.D., transnationalism

Repetti, Lori, Department of Linguistics, Associate Professor, Ph.D., 1989, University of California, Los Angeles: Romance linguistics; Italian dialectology; history of the Italian language.

Rubin, James, Department of Art, Ph.D., 1972, Harvard University: 18th and 19th century art; and politics.