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Languages and Literatures

Faculty of the Italian Program

Loredana Di Martino

Loredana Di Martino, PhD

Director of Italian/Italian Studies
Assistant Professor
ldm@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2746

Office: Founders 144-A

Office Hours: as of 9/3: M/W, 11:30-1:30 and 4:00-4:30 or by appointment

Loredana Di Martino joined the faculty in 2010. She teaches Italian language, culture and literature. Previously, she held positions at Georgetown University and at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary Italian literature, in particular on modernism, postmodernism, and the relationship between contemporary forms of poetic and philosophical realism. She has also worked on language pedagogy and teaching with technology.

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Beatrice Hepp

Beatrice Hepp

Adjunct Instructor, Italian
bhepp@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7872

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: as of 9/3: M/W/F, 11:15-12:15

5Professor Hepp has taught Italian language and culture at USD since 1994. She has also taught Italian at other local institutions such as San Diego State University, and Grossmont Community College, among others.

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Hélène Laperrousaz, PhD

Professor Emerita, Italian

Emanuela Patroncini

Emanuela Patroncini

Adjunct Instructor, Italian
eboswell@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-5982

Office: Founders 142

Office Hours: Fri., 9-11

Emanuela Patroncini has been an Italian instructor at USD since 2002. She teaches lower and upper division classes.

Born and raised in Italy, she is enthusiastic about sharing the language, culture and way of life of her country. Her classroom ischallenging but offers a supportive environment that promotes peer cooperation and stimulates learning.

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Ilaria Tabusso-Marcyan

Ilaria Tabusso-Marcyan

Adjunct Instructor, Italian
itabusso-marcyan@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7836

Office: Founders 142

Office Hours: as of 9/3: M/W, 12:15-1:15

Ilaria Tabusso-Marcyan joined the Department of Languages and Literatures in 2014. She has been teaching Italian language and culture at all levels at UCSD Linguistics, UCSD Extension, and Grossmont Community College. Her area of expertise is 20th Century Italian literature and cinema, with a specific focus on the literature on and of the Resistance in WWII, environmental literature, and eco-criticism.

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