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BA Dartmouth College (1973)
MA Middlebury College (1978)
MS University of Washington (1986)
PhD University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2002)
- Socio-spatial aspects of Italian literature (including regional literatures, land use, and environmental questions)
- Italian regionalism in the European Union
- the role of Italy (especially Venezia and Sicilia) as a “cultural mediator” between ‘East’ and ‘West’
- Napoli and the culture of the South
- the activities of Italian anarchist Luigi Galleani in Barre, Vermont.
- Literature of the Sienese contrada: its functional and existential significance, in Rondas literarias de Pittsburgh 2006-2007 (2008)
- Space and its role as a medium for human interaction in Rosetta Loy’s Strade di polvere, in Romance Languages Annual VI (1994).