Dr. Santini is Associate Professor of Italian, coordinates the Italian Program, and is affiliated to the GWST Program. She teaches courses in Italian language, culture, and literature at all levels as well as in gender and women’s studies, and directs the Study Abroad Program in Siena, Italy. Before coming to KSU, she taught at various US institutions, including UCLA, USC, and Bard College. Among her main interests are contemporary Italian literature and culture, translation studies, and gender and women’s studies. Her articles and translations have appeared in numerous publications in the United States and Italy, including journals as L’anello che non tiene, Italian Culture, and L’Illuminista. Among her works are published articles on Giacomo Leopardi, Amelia Rosselli, and Andrea Zanzotto. She is currently completing a manuscript on the intersections of subject and nature in modern and contemporary Italian poetry.
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., University of Siena, Italy
B.A., University of Siena, Italy