Federica Santini is a professor of Italian and coordinates the Italian Studies Program. She is affiliated with the GWST Program and teaches regularly within both programs. Her main research interests are modern and contemporary Italian and European poetry, the works of the Neo-avant-garde, gender and women’s studies, and translation studies. Her articles and translations have appeared in numerous publications in the United States and Italy, including Rivista di Studi italiani, L’illuminista, L’anello che non tiene, Il Verri, L’Ulisse, and Italian Culture. Her book, Io era una bella figura una volta: Viaggio nella poesia di ricerca del secondo Novecento was published by Scritture in 2013. She was the co-editor of three volumes: Perché New York, with Luigi Ballerini (Scritture, 2007), Bridging Cultures: International Women Faculty Transforming the U.S. Academy, with Sarah Robbins and Sabine Smith (UPA 2011), and The Politics of Poetics: Poetry and Social Activism in Early-Modern to Contemporary Italy, with Giovanna Summerfield (Cambridge Scholars, 2013). She is currently completing, with Thomas E. Peterson, a volume on the works of Amelia Rosselli.