Martina Di Florio
Senior Lecturer in Language and Culture Studies
Phone: (860) 297-2401 Office Location: Seabury Hall S-105
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Trinity College faculty member since 2014
General ProfileTeachingPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Univ. of Connecticut
M.A., Univ. of Connecticut
Laurea, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna

Martina Di Florio Gula is a PhD candidate in Italian Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. She received her “Laurea” degree in Classical Literature at the University of Bologna and her Master of Arts in Italian at the University of Connecticut. Teaching in various American universities and colleges has given her the opportunity to share her culture and language with students and colleagues as well as to receive an even greater understanding of differing cultural perspectives. Martina strives to design classes that are intellectually challenging and socially engaging while fulfilling her primary goal: to assist students increase their confidence and ability in learning Italian language and literature.

Presently she is writing her doctoral dissertation, entitled “Revisiting Sites and Locations of ‘Italian-ness’: The Cultural Work of Migrant and Postcolonial Authors of Italy in Fiction and on Stage”. Her research interests include Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature and Cinema, Migrant and Postcolonial Writing in Italy, Travel Literature, Geography and Mediterranean Studies.