Kathleen Boyle

Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies - Italian
Teaching Professor of Italian


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Ph.D. Romance Philology (August 2013) Primary language: Italian / Secondary language: Old French M.A. Romance Philology (August 2006) Middlebury College – Italian School, Middlebury, VT. M.A. Italian, Literary Studies (August 2006) Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. B.A. Classical Studies: Latin & Greek (May 2003)

Research and Teaching Interests

history of the Italian language, Italo-Romance linguistics and dialectology, second-language acquisition and language pedagogy, the use of technology in the classroom, Italian diaspora studies


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). 


At Notre Dame, Prof. Boyle teaches all levels of Italian language, including intensive language courses, and a course on Italian diaspora studies. Recent projects and presentations include alternative assessment and the use of ePortfolios in language courses, the relations between Italian Diaspora studies and Italian Studies departments, and creative curriculum development in the 21st century language program. In addition to her role in the classroom, Prof. Boyle is also the editor of the Lingua Italica newsletter for the Center for Italian Studies at Notre Dame.

Representative Publications

Gagliardi, Luigi. Chi vuol essere lieto sia: Toscana, un racconto in musica. Trans. Katie Boyle. Firenze: Edizioni Fibonacci 12, 2013. Print.

Email: kboyle6@nd.edu
Phone: (574)-631-5601
Office: 303 Decio Faculty Hall
Office Hours: Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:45 (Decio 303); Wednesdays 3 - 4 pm (Zoom); Fridays 12.45 - 2 pm (Decio 303) or by appointment

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