Matías Sur


Matias 1

M.A. Italian Studies

Research Interests

Matías Sur was born in Córdoba, Argentina and graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA with a Major in International Relations and Minors in Italian and Philosophy. His initial interest to pursue a Master's came from an Independent Research Study he conducted on The Divine Comedy at George Mason with the assistance of his teacher and adviser, Professoressa Kristina Olson. At George Mason University, he received the William Weaver Prize for Excellence in Italian Studies, the Cesarina Horing Award for Excellence in Italian Studies, and was inducted into Gamma Kappa Alpha, the National Italian Honor Society. After working in the non-profit and private sector in Washington, D.C. and working abroad in Madrid, Spain, he decided to return to academia and devote himself to the study of Italian culture and literature. He is interested in Medieval Studies, specifically Dante and Boccaccio, and desires to research on the development of the Italian persona and how the Italian language influences the identity of its people, culture, and the way in which the culture sees good and evil.  

Contact Information

343 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Mailing Address:
University of Notre Dame
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
343 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556