M.A., Italian Studies
Emily Biffis was born in Gubbio, Italy but has resided on the East Coast for many years. She completed her B.A. Summa cum laude at Smith College in Northampton, MA with highest departmental honors in Italian Language and Literature. Emily's undergraduate studies culminated in an Honors Thesis entitled La questione dell'identità moderna in Svevo e Pirandello. To supplement her academic work with practical and cultural experiences, she studied abroad in Florence for a year as well as in Hamburg, Germany. At Notre Dame, Emily hopes to expand upon her literature foundation and delve into the many additional areas of study included in the Italian Studies Program, particularly Migration Studies and the role of women in the cultural and academic worlds of Italy.
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