Ph.D. Student in Italian

Advised by Professor Marisa Escolar | Dey 115

At UNC Since 2016


M.A., Italian Language and Literature, The University of Pittsburgh, 2015
B.A., Comparative Literature, Franklin and Marshall College, 2012


Gina grew up on Long Island, which allowed her to start studying Italian in school when she was in 6th grade. At Franklin and Marshall College her passion for Italian literature developed as she earned a minor and spent 3 summers either studying or in Tuscany. After completing her B.A. Gina went on to pursue her M.A. in Italian at the University of Pittsburgh, during which time she also spent one summer studying at L’Università per Stranieri di Siena. Before moving to NC to start her PhD, Gina spent one year teaching Italian at a High School in New Jersey.

Gina’s research focuses on modern and contemporary Italian literature and cinema. She has a specific interest in questions of identity dealing with theories of gender, space, and nationalism.

Recent Conferences:
Sicily: Language, Art and Culture, U Penn (2016)
Performing Revolution – Parole in Movimento, Rutgers (2015)
The University of Pittsburgh Grad Expo (2013)
Bridging the Gap, University at Buffalo Romance Language and Literature Conference (2013)