Italian at UIUC

Italian Studies at Illinois is an interdisciplinary and flexible program that offers a unique training both at the undergraduate and graduate level. We value a critical approach to the study of Italian culture within a historical and global context, and encourage our students to pursue their specific interests through highly individualized plans of study.

The areas of expertise of our core faculty range from visual culture to contemporary political theory,  from modern Italian history to Medieval and Renaissance literature and culture, from twentieth-century literature to Mediterranean Studies. The program also draws on the talents of affiliated faculty in other disciplines who have expertise on Italian topics.

Doctoral students in Italian are eligible to pursue a Certificate in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education (SLATE)

Italian Faculty:

Emanuel Rota, Associate Professor of Italian

Robert Rushing, Associate Professor of Italian and Comparative and World Literature

Eleonora Stoppino, Associate Professor of Italian

Laura Callegari-Hill, Lecturer of Italian and Acting Director of Basic Italian Language

Eda Derhemi, Lecturer of Italian

Affiliated Faculty in Italian:

Robert La France, Krannert Art Museum

Areli Marina, Assistant Professor, Architectural History

Heather Hyde Minor, Assistant Professor, Art & Design (Architecture)

Vernon Hyde Minor, Visiting Adjunct Professor/Research Scholar, Art & Design