Cristina Abbona-Sneider (Brown Ph.D, 1998) is Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies. As Director of Italian Language Studies Cristina coordinates and administers the Italian Language Program and serves as supervisor and trainer for graduate teaching assistants. She is also DUS, on-campus Advisor for the Brown-in-Bologna Program and Faculty Advisor for the Italian Club and for the Italian DUG.
Cristina’s research interests include curriculum development, digital pedagogy, alternative assessment, and intercultural learning. She is co-author of Trame. A Contemporary Italian Reader (Yale University Press, 2010) and is currently working on an interactive digital textbook to be used in Intermediate Italian language and culture courses.
Cristina’s passion and commitment to undergraduate teaching at Brown has been recognized with the John Rowe Workman Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities.