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Silvia Boero - Italian

Silvia Boero, (2007) Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Italian Ph.D. 2005
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill








  • M.A. 2001- Comparative Literature and Visual Culture; Purdue University, IN
  • ESL Certification 1997- The English Language Centre, Bristol, UK 
  • ESL Certification 1993-95 -  Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione, Pisa, Italy 
  • Laurea 1989- Pedagogia ad Indirizzo Sociologico, Università degli Studi di Genova

Silvia Boero is Associate Professor of Italian Studies at Portland State University where she teaches Language and Culture, Literature and Criticism, and Film. Previously, she served at PSU as an Assistant Professor (2007 – 2013). She developed the minor in Italian, a year language and literature program, with the addition of History of Italian Language and Italian Cinema. Her academic fields of research are Women's Studies, specifically Italian women writers of the 19th and 20th century. In addition, she is dedicated to Film studies - focusing on Italian documentary. Another field of her research is Visual and Figurative Arts, particularly in regards to the works by anti-fascist artists and architects in Italy.

Currently she is working on two monographs – one about sculptor Eugenio Baroni, and the other on social rights activist and pacifist Leda Rafanelli.

She is actively involved in the organization of lectures and book presentations about Italian Culture in the Greater Portland area as well as in Italy.

Contact Information:

Phone: 503-725-5273