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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


Silvia Boero has been employed as an Associate Professor of Italian at the Dept. of WLL since the academic year of 2013-2014. Previously, she served at PSU as an Assistant Professor (2007 – 2013).  She developed the minor in Italian, a three-year language and literature program, with the addition of History of Italian Language and Italian Cinema and Culture. Her academic fields of research are Women's Studies within the context of Italian women writers of the 19th and 20th century, and Italian Diaspora Studies, specifically the little explored yet significant branch of Italian-Irish Studies. In addition, she is dedicated to Film studies - focusing on Italian documentary films - History of the Italian language and Italian culture. The applied part of her research deals with Italian literature within the wider context of European Studies. She has published in all areas, and she aims to continue all fields of her research, balancing theory with literature and criticism, language pedagogy, curriculum design, and assessment.  Her research on Women’s Studies focuses on dissenting women writers in Italy before and during Fascism – the topic of her doctoral dissertation – has led Silvia Boero to explore the field of Visual and Figurative Arts within the contemporary period, especially in regards to the works by anti-fascist sculptors and architects in Italy.

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Phone: 503-725-5273