Offering innovative instruction and research in literature, language, and linguistics, as well as in cultural and visual studies
Dr. Mélanie Lamotte
Dr. Mélanie Lamotte joins UT Austin as an Assistant Professor of French starting in Fall 2022. Before joining us at UT, she was Assistant Professor and Andrew W. Mellon Junior Professor in the Department of French & Italian of Tulane University, and a Research Fellow (2021-22) at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.
In Fall 2022 she will be teaching "Francophone Lit and Culture".
Arianna Avalle (Graduate)
Arianna Avalle is a PhD candidate in Italian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. In May 2020 she received a Master of Arts in Italian Studies at the University of Texas. In May 2018 she graduated Summa Cum Laude and with the Highest Honors from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and a minor in European Studies.
In Fall 2022 she will be teaching "Ferrante Fever: Lit, Film and TV".
Dr. Valerie McGuire
Dr. McGuire joins UT Austin as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Italian Studies. Before joining UT, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Her research interests investigate colonial and postcolonial histories of Italy with a special focus on issues of diaspora, race, nation, and citizenship, as well as the environmental humanities. She is the author of Italy’s Sea: Empire and Nation in the Mediterranean, 1895-1945 as well as numerous other articles centered around postcolonial and global approaches to Italy and the Mediterranean. She has also taught Italian language and culture courses at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, San Francisco State University and Chabot Community College.
In Fall 2022 she will be teaching ITL382 “Crossing the Mediterranean.”
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