Charles Speroni Endowed Chair

A photo of Meredith K. Ray

Meredith K. Ray

  • Speroni Chair, Winter 2018
  • Office: Royce Hall 340G
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:00pm-3:00pm and by appointment
  • Ph.D., University of Chicago

Meredith K. Ray is Professor of Italian at the University of Delaware and the 2017-2018 Charles Speroni Endowed Chair at the Department of Italian at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Ray she teaches courses in medieval and Renaissance... » Read More

Charles Speroni Endowed Chair in Medieval and Renaissance Literature & Culture

Charles Speroni (1911-1984) was founder and first chairman of the Department of Italian at UCLA (1949-56), Dean of the College of Fine Arts, UCLA (1968-79), and he served as editor of the journal The Italian Quarterly. He was honored with the Alumni Award of Excellence for University Service by the UCLA Alumni Foundation (1984)


Prior Charles Speroni Visiting Professors

  • Zygmunt Baransky (University of Cambridge)
  • Lina Bolzoni (Università di Pisa)
  • Theodore Cachey (University of Notre Dame)
  • Paolo Cherchi (University of Chicago)
  • Paolo Fabbri (Universities of Bologna and Venice)
  • Monica Farnetti (University of Sassari)
  • Roberto Fedi (University for Foreigners, Perugia)
  • Giulio Ferroni (University of Rome)
  • Giorgio Ficara (University of Torino)
  • Valeria Finucci (Duke University)
  • Laura Giannetti (University of Miami)
  • Elisabetta Graziosi (University of Bologna)
  • Amilcare Iannucci (University of Toronto)
  • Alfonso Paolella (Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples)
  • Gabriele Pedullà (University of Rome III)
  • Alfredo Stussi (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)
  • Natascia Tonelli (University of Siena)
  • Carlo Vecce (University of Naples, L’Orientale)
  • Stefano Velotti (University of Rome)
  • Sergio Zatti (University of Siena)