Esther Poveda Moreno
A native of Madrid (Spain) Esther Poveda’s love for languages, literature and traveling started at a young age, when she decided to complete a B.A. in English Philology at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. Since then she has lived in Ireland, the United States, Spain and Guatemala, and she has travelled extensively in Europe and the Americas.
Lilian P.W. Feitosa
Lilian P. W. Feitosa finished her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2008. Her M.A. is also from UMass Amherst. She grew up in Brazil where she received her B.A. and teaching licensures in English and Portuguese from the Universidade de São Paulo before moving to the U.S. to study in 1996.
Research Summary & Bio
Dr Francesca Calamita is Associate Professor, General Faculty, and Director of the Undegraduate Programs in Italian Studies as well as Director of UVa in Siena and UVa in Florence. She is an affiliate faculty member of the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality and currently she also serves as College Fellow in the Engagements.
Ph.D.: The Johns Hopkins University, Italian, Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures (2007)
B.A.: Smith College, Italian and Government, Cum Laude, Department of Italian Languages and Literatures and Department of Government (2000)
- Italian Children’s Literature, Media, and the History of Childhood in Italy
- Film Adaptation and Italian Cinema and Television
- Italian American Studies
- Italian-Language Pedagogy
University of Virginia
Alicia López Operé
University of Virginia, 2014 – present
Director of Undergraduate Programs
University of Virginia in Valencia, advisor, promotion
Contemplative Faculty with the CSC
Ph.D. in Spanish, University of Virginia, 2009
M.A. in Spanish, University of Virginia, 2004