Michela Valmori, Fulbright Visiting Professor, Italian
BA University of Bologna, MA University of Bolzano, Visiting Ph.D Goldsmiths University London
Michela Valmori's area of expertise includes the literary production of the Italianamerican diaspora and its related themes of cultural conflict, crossings and ethnic identity formation. She is the editor of many interviews to Italianamerican second generation writers, published in academic journals and the translator of some diaspora books. Two of her last accomplishments are A Day with Antonia Sparano Geiser and Portrayal of an Italian American migrant.
During her PhD in Comparative Literature she researched on writers of the Italian Diaspora at Goldsmiths University London and later she was a Visiting Scholar at King's College University. For her achievements she was invited to lecture at Harvard University about Italiamerican hyphenated literary production.
She specialized in Italian linguistics and Didactics of Language at the University of Bolzano and she edited her own Italian Language e-learning course and had it published, Nove Passi Nove acknowledged then as a primary source in the learning and teaching process of Italian language to non Italian students.
Combining her two spheres of interest, Italianamerican studies and Linguistics, Michela has recently extended her research to the investigation of the Language transformation within the different generations of the Italian migrants in the USA.
University of Notre Dame
1060 JENKINS Nanovic Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556