• Senior Lecturer and Director of Language Studies, Concentration Advisor, On leave, Fall 2021


    Cristina Abbona-Sneider (Brown Ph.D., 1998) is Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies, and teaches language and culture courses at all levels. She also coordinates and administers all aspects of the language program and serves as supervisor and trainer for graduate teaching assistants. She is co-...

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Cosette Bruhns is Postdoctoral Research Associate in Diversity in Digital Publishing at the Center for Digital Scholarship and in Italian Studies, with affiliations in the Program in Medieval Studies and the Center for the Study of the Early Modern World. She received her PhD in...

  • Caroline Castiglione

    Professor of Italian Studies, Professor of History


    Caroline Castiglione is Professor of Italian Studies and History. Her research interests include political, legal, gender, and women's history in Italy and Europe between 1500-1800. Her first book, Patrons and Adversaries: Nobles and Villagers in Italian Politics, 1640-1760 (Oxford...

  • Filomena Fantarella

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian Studies

    Filomena Fantarella (Brown Ph.D. 2016) is Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian. Her research interests include the relationship between politics and literature, Fascism and anti-Fascism, the intellectual history of the nineteenth and twentieth century, food studies.  She...

  • David Kertzer

    Dupee University Professor, Professor of Anthropology and Italian Studies


    David Kertzer joined Brown in 1992 as Paul Dupee, Jr., University Professor of Social Science. A Professor of Anthropology and Italian Studies, he was appointed Provost in 2006, serving in that role until 2011. Kertzer founded and directed the Anthropological Demography program. He was also...

  • Evelyn Lincoln

    Professor of History of Art and Architecture and Italian Studies


    Evelyn Lincoln is an art historian specializing in the history of print culture and the book in the early modern period, with a special focus on Rome.  She is also the chair of History of Art and Architecture and a member of the Center for the Study of the Early Modern World. She received...

  • Ronald Martinez

    Professor of Italian Studies


    R.L. Martinez has published extensively on Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Ariosto, and Machiavelli. He is the co-editor, with Robert Durling, of the Oxford University Press edition of Dante's Comedy, and, also with Durling, co-authored a book on Dante's lyrics (Time and the Crystal:...

  • Massimo Riva

    Professor of Italian Studies, Director of Graduate Studies, Coordinator of the Virtual Humanities Lab, Affiliated Professor of Modern Culture and Media


    Massimo Riva ​was educated in Italy (Laurea in Filosofia, University of Florence, 1979) and the United States (Ph.D. in Italian literature, Rutgers University, 1986). His teaching ranges from Boccaccio's Decameron to modern and contemporary literature, film, media and the...

  • Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg

    Professor and Chair of Italian Studies , Professor of Comparative Literature, Affiliated Professor of Modern Culture and Media


    Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg works on the literature, culture and politics of nineteenth and twentieth century Italy and Germany. She received her B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Essex, Great Britain, her Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University, and M.A. in German Studies from Cornell...