Students play an active role in the Department of Italian and Italian Studies by serving as "major reps" and participating in the many scholarly and cultural activities sponsored by the Italian Club (le Italianiste di Bryn Mawr). Our alumnae have gone on to earn advanced graduate degrees from top institutions and to work in a variety of related fields.
The major representatives, commonly called “major reps,” are chosen each year by the Chair of the Italian Department. These students, junior or senior year Italian majors, officially represent the majors to the department faculty and other students. They are available to talk with students informally about the Italian major and to serve as a resource for declared majors as they complete work in the major. Representatives may bring issues to the department on behalf of majors. They help organize department events including major teas in the fall and spring. On the occasion of a search for a faculty member or the case of a reappointment, tenure, or promotion of a faculty member of the department, the major representatives assist the department and the College in soliciting and evaluating student views about the candidates or the case.
2017-18 Major Representatives
- Rebecca Fisher
- Emilia Otte