Francesco Borghesi, PhD 2004
Amanda Minervini, PhD 2012
Amanda Minervini currently teaches Italian and German language and culture at Salem State University. Her research interests are focused on the interaction of politics and religion, in particular on the representations of St. Francis of Assisi during Italian Fascism. With the aim to foster the dialogue between academic worlds, she has been translating political theory texts by Wendy Brown, Giorgio Agamben and Carlo Galli for Italian and Anglo-American audiences. She recently started working on contemporary political documentaries about Italy and her essay "Uccidete la democrazia e Girlfriend in a Coma: il nuovo documentario politico sull'Italia" is forthcoming in Hope, William, Luciana D'Arcangeli, and Silvana Serra. Un nuovo cinema politico italiano? Vol 2
Vika Zafrin PhD 2007
After completing her PhD in Special Graduate Studies (Humanities Computing), Vika Zafrin took a step sideways and is now Institutional
Repository Librarian at Boston University. She helps researchers understand the implications of open access in the academic setting, and manages BU's institutional repository OpenBU. She also serves as the Executive Secretary of the Association for Computers and the Humanities. When not at work or conferences, she cooks up a storm, spends time with friends and family, and horses around with her toddler Nico.