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Languages, Cultures and Literatures

Faculty of the Italian Program

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Brittany Asaro, PhD

Visiting Asst. Professor, Italian
brittanyasaro@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4045

Office: Founders 138

Office Hours: Jan. 25-May 9: M/W/F, 8:00-8:30 and 11:15-12:00; W, 2:30-3:45

Brittany Asaro joins the Department of Languages, Cultures, and Literatures in January 2016. She previously initiated the Italian program at California Lutheran University and has taught Italian language and literature at California State University, Northridge, Scripps College, and UCLA. She is an affiliate of UCLA’s Center for Medieval and Renaissance studies. Her research focuses on erotic philosophies and love motifs in medieval and Renaissance Italian literature.

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Eleonora Contaldi Innis

Lecturer
econtaldiinnis@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2398

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: Jan. 25-May 9: M/W/F, 12:30-1:00

Professor Eleonora Contaldi Innis joined the department in 2015. She has taught Italian at Southwestern College, Grossmont Community College, Palomar College, San Diego Continuing Education and the Italian Cultural Center.

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Loredana Di Martino

Loredana Di Martino, PhD

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

Office: Founders 144-A

Office Hours: Jan. 25-May 9: M/W, 12:20-2:50 & by appointment

Loredana Di Martino joined the faculty in 2010. She teaches Italian language, culture, and literature, as well as interdisciplinary courses in Italian and Italian American studies. Previously, she held positions at Georgetown University and at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary Italian literature, the intersection between literature and philosophy, critical theory, and cultural studies. She is also Chapter advisor for GKA (The National Italian Honor Society) and faculty advisor for USD’s Italian Language and Culture Organization (ICLO).

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Beatrice Hepp

Beatrice Hepp

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

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: Jan. 25-May 9: M/W, 12:15-1:00; F, 12:15-1:45

Professor 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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Antonio Iannotta

Antonio Iannotta, PhD

Lecturer
aiannotta@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-5944

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: Jan. 25-May 9: M/W/F, 9:30-10:00

Professor Antonio Iannotta joined the Department of Languages, Cultures and Literatures in 2015. He has taught Italian language, culture and film at the Italian Cultural Center, and Italian Cinema at University of California, San Diego. He is also the Artistic Director of the San Diego Italian Film Festival.

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Hélène Laperrousaz, PhD

Professor Emerita, Italian

Ilaria Tabusso-Marcyan

Ilaria Tabusso-Marcyan

Adjunct Instructor, Italian
itabusso-marcyan@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-5944

Office: Founders 120

Office Hours: Not teaching

Ilaria Tabusso Marcyan joined the Department of Languages and Literatures in 2014. She has taught Italian language and culture courses at all levels in the Department of Linguistics at UCSD, UCSD Extension, and at Grossmont Community College. Her area of study is 20th Century Italian literature and cinema, with specific interests in the literature of the Resistance, environmental literature, and eco-criticism.

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