Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian
B.A., Università di Pisa, Italy; M.A., Università per Stranieri di Siena, Italy; M.A., Florida Atlantic University; Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Alessia Martini is originally from Italy. Before moving to the US, she taught Italian as a foreign language at different levels, both in Italy and abroad. She received her Ph.D. in Italian Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prof. Martini specializes in 19th and 20th-century Italian literature and culture, Italian cinema and visual arts, and Italian American studies, with a particular focus on theories of space and place. Her dissertation explores the representation of American modern metropolises in Italian travelogues and visual art of the Fascist period.