Coordinator of the International Programme in Humanities (IPH); Modern and Contemporary art
Sergio Cortesini is Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art. His main field of research is American-Italian artistic interactions and the policies of nationalism during the 1930s. He has also worked on more recent figures, including Emilio Vedova and Damien Hirst. Read more...
Modern Italian History
Introduction to Philosophy and Aesthetics
Annamaria Lossi has an International PhD in Philosophy and an European PhD in German Literature. Fellow and professor assistant at different universities in Italy and in Germany, she is now lecturing Aesthetics at the Department of Philosophy for the International Programme for Humanities, University of Read more...
Medieval and Jewish history
Alessandra Veronese is Associate Professor of Medieval and Jewish history at the Dept. of Civilizations and Forms of Knowledge. She studied with two prominent medievalists, Cinzio Violante and Michele Luzzati. She earned her Ph. D. by the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, spent one year in Jerusalem Read more...
Cinzia M. Sicca
History of Early Modern and Baroque Art
A former Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge, Cinzia M. Sicca is Full Professor of History of Early Modern and Baroque Art.; previously, she spent eight years in teaching and research positions in British universities. From 1982 to 1985 she held a Research Fellowship at Downing College, Read more...
Carlo Lanfossi (Milan, 1983) is currently Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Milan and teaches at the University of Pisa. In 2018, he earned a PhD in Musicology from the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA). His research focuses on baroque opera, from the perspective of performance Read more...
Livia Giunti has completed her PhD in History of visual and performance arts at the University of Pisa in 2012 and she is Adjunct Professor of Italian Cinema for the International Programme for Humanities (University of Pisa) and of Digital Culture at Fondazione Campus (Lucca). She is Academic Tutor Read more...
Margherita Facella is Associate Professor of Ancient History (Greek History) at the University of Pisa, Italy. She was Visiting Associate Professor at Northwestern University, USA and a Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Since many years she collaborates with the Forschungsstelle Read more...
Fiammetta Di Lorenzo
Fiammetta Di Lorenzo earned a doctoral degree in Italian Modern Literature at the University of Siena (2008). After teaching Italian language and culture in France secondary public schools, she completed a second Ph.D. in Italian and French Studies at Duke University (2019). She worked on female authors Read more...
Valerio Ascani (Lucca 1962) graduated in History of medieval art at the "La Sapienza" University of Rome with Angiola Maria Romanini and Antonio Cadei. After attending the School of Specialization in Art History of the same university, he obtained the title of PhD with a study on the history of architectural design Read more...
Chiara Ombretta Tommasi
Chiara Ombretta Tommasi (Rome, 1973). After graduating from the University of Pisa and the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa (1995), she obtained a PhD in Greek and Latin Philology at the University of Pisa (2000). Subsequently, she was a Post-doctoral Fellow in Latin Literature at the same university Read more...
Development and Landscape Geography
After graduating with honours with a thesis on the geographical aspects of Apartheid in South Africa, Giovanni Pasta obtained his PhD in Urban and regional geography at the University of Pisa (1986). Subsequently, he was a teacher of Economic geography in secondary high schools in Italy. Read more...
Lisa Rosselli graduated in Conservation of Cultural Heritage in 2002 at the University of Pisa and obtained her PhD in Archaeology in 2008 with a dissertation on the Hellenistic cemeteries of Volterra. As Research Fellow, since 2008 she has taught Archaeology of Pre-Roman Italy, and Etruscology Read more...
Civilizations along the Silk Roads
Chiara Barbati received her doctoral degree in Iranian Studies from Sapienza University of Rome in 2009, after spending two years at the Turfan Studies research group at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. From 2009 to 2010 she worked at the Sapienza University of Rome Read more...
Chiara Tarantino graduated in Conservation of Cultural Heritage - Archaeology in 1998 at the University of Pisa and completed her main studies with a master degree in Communication (Pisa) and PhD in Management and Development of Cultural Heritage at IMT Lucca. Since 1994, Read more...
Marianne Hepp is Professor of German Linguistics at the University of Pisa, Department of Philology, Literature, Linguistics. Her main research interests are text-linguistic approaches in second and multilingual language acquisition (focusing on English-German comprehension), German morphology Read more...
Francesco Attruia is senior researcher at the Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistics. In 2013, he obtained a PhD in French Linguistics from the University of Brescia and the Université de Lorraine (France). His research interests include the varieties of French in Canada, lexical semantics, Read more...
Silvia Bruti, PhD in English from the University of Pisa, is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Pisa and Director of the University Language Centre. She also directs the Master in Specialised Translation from English into Italian organised jointly by the Universities Read more...
Cinzia Cadamagnani is Research Fellow in Slavic Studies at the Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistic. In December 2012 she defended her PhD dissertation entitled “Boris Isaakovich Jarcho in the Context of Russian Formalism”. The main topic of her research is literary criticism Read more...
Selena Simonatti is an Associate Professor of Spanish language and translation. She holds a Ph.D in Romance Philology and Comparative Literature from the University of Torino. Simonatti has written on parody and historical speech in Iberian medieval texts and studied Read more...
Adriano Cerri holds a doctoral degree in Linguistics (2015) from Pisa University where he specialised in Baltic philology and languages. His scientific interests include general and historical linguistics, philology and translation studies. He took part in scientific projects in cooperation Read more...
Italian Language Courses Administrator
CLI Didactic Area
Pina Deffenu studied in Pisa at the Faculty of Humanities and has been working at the Language Centre of the University of Pisa since 2001. She has worked as a librarian managing the purchase and organization of bibliographic material, supporting students, researchers and professors in their research Read more...