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 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.
Dr Francesca Calamita works in the area of women, gender and sexuality in European and global contexts, and she is internationally recognised for her publications on the fictional depiction of eating disorders and other complex relationships with body and food in Italian literature and culture. Her interdisciplinary research, transnational and anchored in feminist theory, bridges women’s writing, cultural studies and gender studies. Her research interests also include the intersections between second language acquisition, sociolinguistics and gender studies.
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
University of Virginia, 2014 – present
Director of Undergraduate Programs
University of Virginia in Valencia, advisor, promotion
Ph.D. in Spanish, University of Virginia, 2009
M.A. in Spanish, University of Virginia, 2004