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Ph.D. Student in Italian

Advised by Professor Serenella Iovino | Dey 301A

At UNC Since 2016


Ph.D. candidate in Italian Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Italian Laurea (V.O.) degree in “Lettere” (Italianistica), University “Roma Tre”, Rome, Italy


Emanuele comes from Rome, Italy. After he graduated in Italian Language and Literature in 2004, he has been working as a teacher of Italian as a second language for many years in different schools. Recently, he taught elementary, intermediate and advanced courses of Italian at Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute (Rome’s campus) and Richmond University (Rome’s campus), before he moved to UNC Chapel Hill through an exchange program in 2016. He enterend the Ph.D. program in Italian Studies in 2017. He is co-author of Andiamo Fuori. Attività per imparare l’Italiano all’aperto (Alma Edizioni, Firenze, 2017).

His research interests include second language acquisition theory, 20th/21st century Italian literature, and film theory. He is currently working on Italian mystery fiction for his dissertation, focusing especially on the relation between detective stories and technology.


  • “Andiamo Fuori. Attività per imparare l’Italiano all’aperto”, Alma Edizioni, Firenze, 2017 (co-author)

Courses Taught

  • ITAL 101, Elementary Italian I
  • ITAL 102, Elementary Italian II
  • ITAL 203, Intermediate Italian I
  • ITAL 204, Intermediate Italian II
  • ITAL 335, Themes in Italian Film
  • ITAL 401, Beginner Accelerated Italian