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About Santa Casciani

Dr. Santa Casciani, is Associate Professor of Italian language and literature at John Carroll. She has developed under-graduate courses dealing with Italian and Italian American issues. She has published extensively in Italian literature, including work focused on authors such as Dante and Michelangelo. She is also the Director of the Bishop Anthony M. Pilla Program in Italian American Studies at John Carroll University.
Before coming to John Carroll to direct the Bishop Pilla Program in 1999, Dr. Casciani held faculty positions at the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Missouri at Columbia. She earned her Ph.D. in Italian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her M.A. in Italian at the Ohio State University, and her B.A. in Italian and English at Saint John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. She was born in L’Aquila, Italy, and immigrated to Rochester, New York, as a teenager.


Present Associate Professor of Italian, Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Cultures, John Carroll University
Present Director Bishop Pilla Program in Italian-American Studies, John Carroll University


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Phone: (216) 397-4394
Office: B 105