Kathleen Boyle

Associate Teaching Professor, Italian

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M.A., Italian, Literary Studies, Middlebury College - Italian School
Ph.D. Romance Philology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Profile

Kathleen Crawford Boyle, received her B.A. in Latin and Greek from Indiana University at Bloomington. Her study of Italian, which began at IU-Bloomington, continued at the Italian School of Middlebury College where she studied for four years completing a M.A. in Italian literary studies. In 2013 she completed her Ph.D. in Romance Philology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she taught Italian language and culture courses for six years on campus and one year in Florence, Italy at the Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM). Her interests include the history of the Italian language and socio-historical aspects of language change, Italo-Romance linguistics and dialectology, second-language acquisition and language pedagogy, including the use of technology in the classroom, and traditions and representative texts of Liturgical Drama in Latin, Old French, Spanish, and Italian. 

Prior to joining the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Notre Dame, she taught Italian language and culture courses at the College of William and Mary where she also served as the Program Director of Italian Studies (2013-6) and the Adviser of the Casa italiana  (2011-6).

Contact Information

156 Decio Faculty Hall

Mailing Address:

University of Notre Dame
Department of Romance Languages & Literatures
343 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556