Ph.D. in Italian and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2013
M.Phil in Italian and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, October 2009
M.A. in Italian Literature, Columbia University, February 2008
B.A., magna cum laude, in Comparative Literature, New York University, May 2006
I am interested in medieval Italian literature and its rapport with the classical past both through direct transmission as well as mediation through Arabic culture. I am particularly interested in the medieval lyric, especially the production of the Scuola Siciliana and Dante's Rime. Other interests include medieval rhetoric, the novella and its antecedents, and material culture.