Samantha Gillen

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Ph.D. Candidate, Italian Studies
Contact Information
(215) 898-7429
(215) 898-0933
Office Location: 
Williams Hall 537
Office Hours: 
Spring 2019: Tuesday 4-5pm & Thursday 2-3pm

I hold an M.A. in Italian Studies as well as a B.A. magna cum laude in Italian and Music from the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.  In 2015, I extended my Master’s program by two semesters to be able to teach, study, and work in Florence, Italy, as a member of Florida State University’s International Programs team.
At Florida State, I was a two-time recipient of the Ada Belle Winthrop King Foundation grant to study in Italy and have utilized these awards for language study and research in both Perugia and Lecce at their Università per stranieri.  These experiences abroad prompted me to continue academically in Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.  My research interests lie in the twentieth century: late modernism, postmodernism, and postwar literatures, as well as gender studies and cinema studies.