Chiara De Santi

Chiara De Santi is Assistant Professor of Modern Languages at Farmingdale State College, where she teaches courses in Italian language, culture, and cinema, and international cinema, in face-to-face, hybrid, and online modalities. She is the Italian language coordinator and the advisor of the Minor in Italian Studies. At FSC, she fosters the introduction of COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) in the curriculum, having COILed courses with Italy, Japan, Mexico, and South Africa. Before joining Farmingdale State College in the fall of 2017, she taught for several years at the State University of New York at Fredonia. She holds a Ph.D. in Italian from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Ph.D. and a Masters of Research in history from the European University Institute, and a Laurea Magistralis (M.A. equivalent) in languages from the University of Florence, Italy. Her research interests include Italian as a second language and pedagogy; Italian cinema, literature, and history; and Italian food culture. Her scholarly contributions have appeared in Cinema e Storia, The Journal of Language Teaching and Technology, Teaching Italian Language and Culture Annual (TILCA), Mosaic, Cultura e Comunicazione, L’Anello che non tiene, Griselda Online, Insula Europea, Faculty Research Network, and Slavia. With Francesca Calamita (University of Virginia), she is co-authoring a textbook of Italian in two volumes: DiversITALY: First & Second Semester Italian with Inclusive Language and Gender Equality (Kendall Hunt Publishing, forthcoming 2022). She has co-edited a peer-reviewed volume on Passato e presente nel cinema italiano: storia e società sul grande schermo [Past and Present in the Italian Cinema: History and Society on the Silver Screen] (Vecchiarelli Editore, forthcoming 2022).