Transnational Italian Studies

The Transnational Italian Studies Department at Bryn Mawr emphasizes a holistic approach to the study of Italian culture and welcomes all students from the Tri-Co interested in Italian culture as viewed from a variety of critical perspectives and cross-cultural reflections, including but not limited to cultural studies, women’s studies and feminist criticism, post-colonial theory, and film theory.

The sound reputation of Italian that our department enjoys may be measured by the fact that all the students who have majored in Italian and have gone on to do graduate work in Italian have been accepted by the schools of their choice including Harvard, Berkeley, Rutgers, Johns Hopkins—often with financial assistance.

Visit the Transnational Italian Studies section on Inside Bryn Mawr for a detailed look at courses, information about faculty, and more.

The Art of Eating Well at the Bryn Mawr Italian Department

Hallie Novak ‘18 reflects on how what she learns in her Italian courses present themselves at the annual department holiday party.

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Hallie Novak '18
Imagine belting sixties Italian karaoke with your professors at the annual departmental Christmas party while holding a piece of panettone. College is clearly more than the exams.

Degree Options

Letters in Italian major, A.B.

Intercultural Italian Studies major, A.B.

Italian minor