University Profiles


Gabriella Romani, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Dr. Romani specializes in 19th Century Italian Literature and questions of cultural identity in Post-Unification Italy.

My main field of research is late Nineteenth-Century Italian Literature and Culture. I am interested in the relationship between author, publisher and reader at a time of great development in the late nineteenth-century Italian printed media. I am particularly intrigued by the cultural influences on the process of identity formations in the post-unification period and by the way in which high and low forms of cultural productions interacted with each other. I have also researched and published on questions of identity formation in Migrant and Holocaust Literature. Additionally, I direct the Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute.


  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2000
  • Laurea, University of Rome, La Sapienza, 1991

Academic Distinctions

  • Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study of the University of Warwick, UK, Spring 2012.
  • Provost's Faculty Scholarship Award, Seton Hall University, 2008.
  • University Research Council Summer Grant- Seton Hall University, June-July 2006.

Office Phone
(973) 275-5850


Office Location
Room 222
Fahy Hall


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