The Department of French and Italian

Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19 on campus, the Department's main office is closed. Core staff are working from home, so please reach out to us via email.   

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Cinzia Russi

Cinzia Russi

Cinzia Russi is a professor in French Linguistics and Italian Studies. This fall, Dr. Russi will be teaching "ITC 338: Italian Television Advertising: Fashion, Food, Cars." Learn more here.

Graduate Spotlight

Guido Capaccioli 

Guido Capaccioli

Guido Capaccioli is a Graduate student and an Assistant Instructor in Italian Studies. This fall, Guido will be teaching "ITL 325C: Italian Through Cinema." Learn more here.

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

🇫🇷💻Learn French online, find out more:


Graduate Programs

Study Abroad: Rome

Lyon Summer Program

Paola Bonifazio

Chair of French & Italian

Paola Bonifazio

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