The Department of French and Italian

Faculty Spotlight

Prof. Antonella Del Fattore-Olson

Prof. Antonella Del Fattore-Olson

Antonella Del Fattore-Olson is from Rome, Italy. Antonella is a Distinguished Senior Lecturer in the Department of French and Italian where she has been working since 1984. She is the Director of the summer Rome Study Program. In Spring 2022, she will be teaching "Composition And Conversation (ITL 328)"

Graduate Spotlight

Francesca Beretta

Francesca Beretta is an Italian Studies PhD candidate at UT FRIT. She received her MA in Language and Linguistics from Lancaster University, UK. In Spring 2022 she will be teaching "Advanced Italian".

Undergraduate Spotlight

Sofia Aluma

Sofía Aluma-Santos

A dual degree graduate with a B.A. in French Honors and B.B.A. in Marketing from McCombs, and a recipient of the James Stephens Memorial Excellence Departmental Scholarship in 2014. She completed a French honors thesis on the lives of the Maghreb women in France, as expressed through literature and starred in the French Department’s student production of Molière’s Les Précieuses ridicules.

Why Study Italian?

🇮🇹🌍 Why study Italian? Check out this video and explore course offerings in the department here

Learn French Online

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Graduate Programs

Rome Summer Program

Lyon Summer Program

Paola Bonifazio

Chair of French & Italian

Paola Bonifazio

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