Dr. Martini presented an essay titled "Italian Immigration in the American South: Incorporating DEI Goals in the Italian American Studies Curriculum" at the 2023 Decentering Pedagogy and Research Conference: Diversity, Transformation and Italian Studies. The presentation focused on the redesign of her course ITAL 309: Italian Americans in Cinema and Literature done by Dr. Martini in collaboration with the Roberson Project on Slavery, Race and Reconciliation thanks to a DEI grant received by the university in 2022.
Italy possesses incomparable artistic and historical patrimonies. Studying Italian is a gateway to the world of great and lasting achievements in the arts and sciences, to centuries of history and culture that paved the way for future civilizations.
Why Italian at Sewanee?
The Italian Studies program offers the opportunity to study Italian language and culture as well as courses in Italian literature, art, and cinema.
Language classes are taught in a full-immersion classroom, where you will work toward gaining proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening, while learning about the rich complexity of Italian culture. At Sewanee, your Italian studies will be excellent preparation for studying abroad or traveling in Italy, an experience steeped in food, fashion, design, and art.
You will also have access to the Italian House, an immersive housing option on campus. Every semester, the Italian House offers a variety of extra-curricular activities, from movie screenings to cooking classes, open to all students of Italian at Sewanee