About the Program
In addition to core courses in the language, students choose from a wide selection of offerings in Art History, Africana Studies, Classics, History, Government, and Music. Learning Italian is key to research in the fields of medicine, art history, literature, and archaeology. More than a dozen of Italy’s most prestigious and academically rigorous universities offer English-language MD/MBBS programs where students prepare for residency, research, and clinical practice at an economical cost. Italy has the eighth largest economy in the world and is part of the G7 leading industrialized countries whose employers seek people who speak both Italian and English.
Meet Our Faculty
Assistant Professor of Italian Studies
19th- and 20th-century German and Italian literature, literature and music, literary criticism, literary translation
Assistant Professor of History, Director of Latin American Studies
history of science; early modern world; Colonial Latin America; environmental history; intellectual history; digital humanities; history of gender and sexuality; animal studies; genetics and history
Federica Di Blasio
Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian Studies
Italian literature, Italian cinema, migration studies, translation studies
Chair and Associate Professor of Classics
Greek and Roman comedy; Greek and Roman gender and sexuality; Greek archaeology
Professor of Africana Studies
critical human geography; race, place, and belonging in Italy, Black Europe, and the U.S.; gender and intersectionality; African Diasporic politics and identity in Italy; Blackness and anti-blackness
Explore Hamilton Stories
Two Awarded Coccia Foundation Scholarships for Study in Italy
Katherine (Kate) Burnham ’23 and Jacquelin (Jackie) Prunier ’23 have been awarded Coccia Foundation Scholarships for study in Italy in 2022.
Study in Perugia Leads to Difo’s Geosciences Senior Project
Having spent a semester studying in Perugia, Italy, Gloribel “Glori” Difo ’20 became so captivated with the city that she decided to take what she saw and learned to create an interdisciplinary senior project: A Walking Tour of Perugia, Italy: Exploring the Building Stones Used in the City’s Construction.
Drawn in by the open curriculum, Jacob Colangelo ’20 enrolled at Hamilton and then happily followed his parents’ advice, which was to discover new interests.
Italian Studies Department
John Eldevik, Chair
Clinton, NY 13323