Laura Odello

Visiting Associate Professor, French and Francophone Studies
Visiting Associate Professor, Italian Studies


An Italian native speaker, Laura Odello grew up and was educated in Italy before moving to Paris where she studied with Jacques Derrida, whose works she translated into Italian. She has taught a class on Italian feminism (in Italian) last semester, and team-taught with Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg a Cogut Collaborative seminar on Italian Thought in the spring of 2020. Next semester, she will teach a course in Italian which will explore the idea of the “open” and its structural opposite, “closure,” as they are expressed in Italian culture, between theory, literature, and cinema.