Italian Professor Receives Fulbright Award

Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, professor of Italian, has a number of accolades and now he can add the Fulbright Foundation for Southern Italy Award.

This award will enable Calabretta-Sajder to spend the spring semester in Italy and allow him time to finish his second manuscript, Beyond the Margin or Within the Cannon: The Novels of Amara Lakhous.

The aim of the award is to promote a better knowledge of the south of Italy and exchange research in south-related issues at the universities in south Italy.

In addition to completing his manuscript, Calabretta-Sajder will also offer two courses in the Laurea magistrale program (master's program) at the University of Calabria, Arcavacata and join the faculty of the three-week Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar.


“This award is an incredible honor. And it will allow me to pursue my research interests, including intersections of critical theory, particularly queer and feminist theories, with Italian and Italian American literature and cinema."


Ryan Calabretta-Sajder - Visiting Assistant Prof. of Italian

To receive the Fulbright Foundation for Southern Italy Award, applicants must be fluent in Italian. Calabretta-Sajer's accomplishment is another example of the endless possibilities of language. 

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