Core Faculty

  • A photo of John Agnew

    John Agnew

    John Agnew (Ph.D. Ohio State) is Distinguished Professor of Geography and Italian.  His principal field of research and teaching is political geography. His interests include place and politics in Italy, European urbanization, and the geopolitics of the world economy.  He... » Read More

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    Massimo Ciavolella

    Massimo Ciavolella studied at the Universities of Bologna, Rome, and British Columbia, where he received his Ph.D. in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies. He taught for many years at Carleton University (Ottawa) and at the University of Toronto before coming... » Read More

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    Thomas Harrison

    • Professor & Director of Graduate Studies (Fall 2017)
    • Phone: 310-794-8912
    • Office: 350 Royce
    • Office Hours: Fall 2017: Thursday 9:40am-11:40am and by appointment

    Thomas Harrison, Ph.D in Comparative Literature from the Graduate Center, CUNY, is a Professor of Italian. He specializes in modern European intellectual history, literature, the comparative arts and film. He also researches contemporary Italian critical theory, music, the modernist novel... » Read More

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    Andrea Moudarres

    • Director of Undergraduate Studies
    • Phone: 310-206-1351
    • Office: 340C Royce
    • Office Hours: Fall 2017: Thursdays 3pm-5pm and Fridays 9:30am-11:30am

    Andrea Moudarres (Ph.D  Yale University 2011) is Assistant Professor of Italian and the Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests include Renaissance epic, Dante, Humanism, Machiavelli and political philosophy, and the presence of classical literature in... » Read More

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    Lucia Re

    • Professor & Director of Graduate Studies (Winter & Spring 2018)
    • Phone: 310-794-8907
    • Office: 354 Royce
    • Office Hours: Fall 2017: not teaching

    Lucia Re (Ph. D in Comparative Literature, Yale University) is Professor of Italian and the Director of Graduate Studies with an appointment also in the UCLA Department of Gender Studies. Her principal fields of study and teaching are modern and contemporary literature... » Read More

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    Peter Stacey

    Peter Stacey (Ph.D. University of Cambridge, UK) is an Associate Professor of History with an appointment also in the UCLA Department of Italian.  His primary research interests include Renaissance political theory and intellectual history. Professor Stacey was awarded a fellowship... » Read More

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    Dominic Thomas

    Dominic Thomas is Madeleine L. Letessier Professor, Chair of the Department of French and Francophone Studies, and Acting Chair of the departments of Germanic, Italian, and Scandinavian. He is a regular media commentator on European Politics for CNN and CNN... » Read More

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    Elissa Tognozzi

    Elissa Tognozzi, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, is Senior Lecturer SOE of Italian and Director of the Language Program.  Her principal field of research and teaching is second-language acquisition.   Her interests also include teaching culture, Renaissance literature and teaching... » Read More

  • A photo of Stefania Tutino

    Stefania Tutino

    Stefania Tutino (Ph.D. Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa) is Professor of History with an appointment also in the UCLA Department of Italian. Her research focuses primarily on the ecclesiastical history in early modern Europe. Her major publications include Empire of... » Read More