Faculty and Staff

Department Faculty

Cristina Abbona-Sneider 
Sr. Lecturer and Director of Language Studies, Concentration Advisor. Curriculum Design, Technology and Language Instruction.

Office: 190 Hope St., Rm. 302 . Phone: (401) 863-3970

Ronald Martinez 
Professor of Italian Studies, Director of Graduate Studies.  Dante and Trecento Studies, Renaissance Drama and Cultural History.

 Office: 190 Hope St., Rm. 308. Phone: (401) 863-3950

Caroline Castiglione 
Professor and Chair of Italian Studies; Professor of History. Early Modern History, Micro-History, Adversarial Literacy, Motherhood and Gender, Medical and Judicial Culture. 

Office: 190 Hope St., Rm. 303. Phone: (401) 863-2098

Massimo Riva
Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence, Professor of Italian Studies. Renaissance Thought, Modern and Contemporary Literature, Media Archaeology, Visual Culture and Film, Digital Humanities.

Office: 190 Hope St., Rm 202. Phone: (401) 863-3984 (on leave, 2016-17)

David Kertzer 
Dupee University Professor, Professor of Anthropology and Italian Studies. Italian Politics and History, Political Economy and Family Systems, the History of Catholic Church-Jewish Relations.

 Office: 128 Hope St. Phone: (401) 863-3251

Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg
Professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature, Director of the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women. Nineteenth and Twentieth C. Italian literature, Psychoanalysis and Cultural Theory, Opera studies, Political Concepts, Gender.

Office: 190 Hope St., Rm 301. Phone: (401) 863-3380


Evelyn Lincoln 
Professor of History of Art and Architecture and Italian Studies. History of Printmaking and Book Illustration, Visual and Scientific Cultures of Early Modern Italy.

Office: List Art Center. Phone: (401) 863-3349

Stephen Marth, Lecturer in Italian Studies (assigned to the Brown Center in Bologna)


Mona Delgado
Admin. Academic Department Coordinator, (401) 863-1561
190 Hope St., Room 203-A 

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Filomena FantarellaPost-Doctoral Fellow in Italian Studies (2016-16)

Nicole GerckePost-Doctoral Fellow in Italian Studies (2015-16)


Affiliated Faculty

Mary Bergstein, Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture, Rhode Island School of Design

Lina Fruzzetti, Professor of Anthropology (Brown)

Dana Gooley, Associate Professor of Music (Brown)

Dietrich Neumann,  Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Director of Urban Studies (Brown)

Tara Nummedal, Associate Professor of History, Director of Science and Technology Studies (Brown)

Peter van DommelenJoukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology and Professor of Anthropology (Brown)

Faculty Emeriti


Dedda De Angelis, Senior Lecturer of Italian Studies, Emerita

Anthony Oldcorn, Professor of Italian Studies, Emeritus