Brittany Asaro received her Ph.D. in Spring 2013. Her dissertation, The Unseen Beloved: Love by Hearsay in Medieval and Early Modern Italian Literature, focuses on the topos of falling in love with someone sight unseen from the Sicilian School to sixteenth-century treaties.
Brittany now works at California Lutheran University where she has initiated the Italian program in the new Department of Languages and Cultures. She teaches Elementary Italian and will also offer a course on Renaissance literature in Fall 2015.
Brittany is also a lecturer at California State University, Northridge. One highlight of her Renaissance literature course at CSUN included a guest lecture by Peter Weller, famed actor and director (Robocop, Sons of Anarchy), as well as an accomplished art historian. The event was covered by two school publications and drew university-wide attention to the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures.
Besides teaching, Brittany has also worked as an interpreter at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California. She is an affiliate and active member of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at UCLA.