Cristina Pausini

Contact Info:
Tufts University
Dept. of Romance Studies
Olin Center 204
180 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.2536
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Senior Lecturer/Coordinator, Italian Language

  • Bachelor's of Arts ("Laurea") in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Bologna in 1990
  • Master's degree in English Literature in 1993, Brown University
  • Master's degree in Italian Literature in 1995, Brown University
  • Ph.D. in Italian Studies 1998, Brown University, with a dissertation on Sicilian writer Maria Messina by the title: Le "briciole" della letteratura: i racconti e i romanzi di Maria Messina (The "Crumbs" of Literature: Maria Messina's Short-Stories and Novels) published in Italy by Clueb, Bologna, in 2001

Professional Interests
Modern and contemporary Italian literature, women's studies, and the pedagogy of Italian as a foreign language; Teaching of Italian language and culture through cinema, modern media, and instructional technology

Fulbright Scholarship, 1991


  • Italian Through Film (Yale University Press, 2004)
  • Italian Through Film, the Classics (Yale University Press, 2007)
  • Trame (Yale University Press, 2009)
  • Interpretazioni (Georgetown University Press, 2019)