MA, Environmental Humanities, Roma Tre University, Italy
MA, Modern Philology and Italian Studies, University of Palermo, Italy
BA, Italian Language and Literature, University of Palermo, Italy
Claudia is a Teaching Assistant and Ph.D. student in Italian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her joint academic background in Italian Philology and Environmental Humanities fuels her research interests in Phenomenology and Material Ecocriticism, with reference to the intersections of Italian contemporary literature and material landscape.
Una valorizzazione negata. Torri di Ligini: cronaca di un non finito della demolizione, NU3, 2019.
Karen Pinkus, Fuel. A Speculative Dictionary, Lebenswelt, 12, 2018 (Book Review).
Lorenzo D’Agostino, Claudia Lombardo, "La città di Calvino: geografie urbane dell’Antropocene", Sfide. Temi e riflessioni per un futuro equo e sostenibile, Nuova Trauben, 2023, pp. 264 - 286.
"The Landscapes of Sicily. Literature, Ecology, and Perception in the heart of the Mediterranean", Italy, the Mediterranean, and the South - Interdisciplinary Workshop, University of Oxford, 15 June 2023.
"Italo Calvino's A Plunge into Real Estate: landscape memory loss and waste metabolism of the Ligurian Riviera", UNC Chapel Hill Carolina Conference for Romance Studies, March 2023.
"Giorgio Manganelli e l’Isola Pianeta. Conversazioni interspecie da terre “preumane", Natureculture, species and planetary thinking in the Italian literature of the Anthropocene, American Association of Italian Studies (AAIS ) Conference, Bologna, May 29 to June 1, 2022.
Awards & Honors
Isabella Payne Cooper Graduate Travel & Research Fellowship, 2023
Armida Marconi Falvo Graduate Award for excellence in Italian Studies, 2022
Typical Courses Taught
ITAL 101, Elementary Italian I
ITAL 102, Elementary Italian II
ITAL 203 Intermediate Italian
ITAL 401 Beginning Accelerated Italian