Matías Sur


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M.A. Italian Studies

Research Interests

"Matías Sur was born in Córdoba, Argentina to a mother of Italian descendants and a father of Syrian and Spanish descendants. Him and his family moved to the United States in 2000 and moved across the East Coast, until they settled in the Northern Virginia area in 2008. He graduated from George Mason University in International Relations with a minor in Italian in 2016. It was at Mason that he had his first contact with Dante's Divine Comedy, after he took a class taught by Prof. Kristina Olson. After graduation, he worked in the private sector for a venture capital firm in Washington, D.C. However, he still desired to become proficient in Italian and immerse himself in the world of Italian literatureHe now happily teaches courses of Italian to undergraduates and has enjoyed deepening his knowledge of Italian literature with the phenomenal faculty at Notre Dame. His current research for his thesis - which is overlooked by Prof. Sabrina Ferri - is about the development of individual liberty in Ippolito Nievo's  patriotic autobiographical novel, Le confessioni d'un italiano. He always welcomes emails and is willing to talk about anything." .  

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