Lecturer and Instructor

Translation and Language Practice

Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Brock University, Jan. 2020-April 2020

Translation of selected material from magazine articles, essays and various texts focusing on interference between English and Italian. Introduction to business correspondence.

Intermediate Italian

Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Brock University, Sept. 2019-April 2020

Review of basic grammar; composition and oral practice. Discussions based on cultural topics, cities and the art of Italy.

Queer italy: antinormative desire in theory, literature, and cinema

Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto (Mississauga)

Jan.-April 2020

An exploration of how sexual diversity has been expressed and treated in Italian culture. Particular attention will be paid to issues of persecution, social struggle and activism, censorship, and marginalization of LGBTQ+ individuals and works.

Crosslisted with the Women and Gender Studies Program.

Anxiety and identity: modern italian history through literature

Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto (Mississauga)

Sept.-Dec. 2019

Masterpieces of modern Italian fiction analyzed against the background of modern-day Italy, with a focus on issues of national and individual identity and on "negative" feelings, such as anxiety and anger. 

Introductory italian

Beginner’s course for students with no formal knowledge of Standard Italian. Acquisition of reading and oral skills, basic grammar, conversation, and composition. Discussion of important aspects of Italian culture.

Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Brock University

May-July 2019, Full-credit course.

The Italian-Canadian Experience

Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto (Mississauga)

Jan.-April 2019, Full-credit course.

A historically and linguistically defined exploration of the Italian- Canadian community through cultural production, media representation, and historical/personal accounts.

Crosslisted with the Canadian Studies Program.

Modern culture and civilization

A survey of the history of Italy since unification in 1861 through discussions around how cultural production (art, cinema, literature, etc.) reflects, deals with, or rebels against important historical events. Topics include identity and language, fascism, imperialism and the wars, religion and politics, organized crime and terrorism, gender equality and sexual liberation, demographics and migration, globalization and post-colonialism.

Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Brock University

Sept.-Dec. 2018, Half-credit course

advanced italian language practice

Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto (Mississauga)

Sept. 2017-April 2018, Full-credit course

This advanced language class offered an opportunity for the enhancement of linguistic and cultural proficiency. 

Introduction to italian

Department of Italian Studies, University of Toronto (St. George)

Sept. 2014-Dec. 2017 (Multiple sections), Full-credit course.

An introduction to the main elements of Italian language and culture.

English: full immersion

Associazione Culturale Linguistica Educational

Summer 2013

Beginner to intermediate English language at full-immersion summer camps in Italy.

Teaching Assistant (2014-2019)

  • University of Toronto Mississauga (Language Studies), Italian Theatre and Performance (ITA315Y)

  • University of Toronto (Italian Studies), Gender and Genre in Italian Cinema (ITA341H)

  • University of Toronto Mississauga (Language Studies), Italian Theatre: Text and Performance (ITA413Y)

  • University of Toronto (Italian Studies), Italian Language Clinic, Facilitator

  • University of Toronto (Italian Studies), Italian-Canadian Literature (ITA233H)

  • University of Toronto Mississauga (Language Studies), Italian for Beginners (ITA100Y, 10 sections)