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Ph.D. Student in Italian

Advised by Professor Ennio Rao | Dey 217

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P.hD., Italian Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018

M.A., Italian Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012
B.A., Italian & Philosophy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 2009

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April is a 3rd-year Ph.D. student working with Dr. Ennio Rao. Her dissertation research focuses on culinary traditions and professions found in Early Modern Italian theater and art. Her interests also include contemporary migration studies, teaching Italian topics and culture in global issues courses, language pedagogy, and undergraduate student success models. In 2016, she presented at the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies conference and at the NEMLA conference in Hartford, CT. She has recently won the Dana B. Drake Award for Excellence in Teaching, The Armida Marconi Falvo Award for Excellence in Italian Studies, the Paul and Fran Hoch Summer Research Fellowship, and travel awards from the UNC Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program.

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