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Chiara De Santi - Farmingdale State College. Farmingdale, NY, US

Chiara De Santi Chiara De Santi

Assistant Professor, Modern Languages | Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY, UNITED STATES

Dr. De Santi teaches Cinema, Italian Culture and Language at Farmingdale State College.

Biography

Dr. Chiara De Santi is assistant professor in Modern Languages at Farmingdale State College. As a lecturer, she taught courses in Italian language, culture, cinema, literature, and film studies at the State University of New York at Fredonia. She received her PhD in Italian from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011; PhD in Russian History and a Master's of Research from the European University Institute, Italy, respectively in 2009 and 2004. Before beginning graduate studies, she earned her Laurea Magistralis (MA equivalent) in Foreign Languages and Literature from the University of Florence in 2001, specializing in Russian, French, and history. Her research interests include Italian, Italian- American, and Hollywood cinema; Italian culture, gastronomy, modern literature, and history; and Italian as a second language. She has been publishing and presenting at conferences in the U.S. and abroad.

Areas of Expertise (5)

History

Food Studies

Italian Cinema

International Cinema

Second Language Acquisition

Industry Expertise (4)

Research

Import and Export

Education/Learning

Motion Pictures and Film

Accomplishments (6)

Student First Campus Grant (professional)

Improving Teaching Inside the Classroom

PIF Grant for “Hybrid Course Development.” (professional)

PIF Grant for “Hybrid Course Development.”

Western New York Service Learning Coalition Faculty Fellowship (professional)

Western New York Service Learning Coalition Faculty Fellowship

“The Peasant and the Priest in Italy from the Middle Ages to the Present: Internationalizing the Experiences.” (professional)

“The Peasant and the Priest in Italy from the Middle Ages to the Present: Internationalizing the Experiences.”

Convocation Year 2014-2015 Award (professional)

Award for the Film Series “Voyages of Discovery: Finding Family and Self in Film.”

Instructional Incentive Award for Classroom Innovations (professional)

Instructional Incentive Award for Classroom Innovations

Education (4)

University of Wisconsin, Madison: PhD, Italian 2011

European University Institute, Italy: PhD, History 2009

European University Institute, Italy: Mres, History 2004

University of Florence, Italy: MA, Russian 2001

Affiliations (7)

  • American Association of Italian Studies
  • American Association of Teachers of Italian
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Associazione Italiana Ricerche Storia Cinema
  • Canadian Association for Italian Studies
  • Modern Languages Association
  • Northeast Modern Languages Association

Languages (4)

  • Italian
  • English
  • French
  • Russian

Event Appearances (11)

“The Americanization of Italy in the 1950s: Constructing Italianness in Roman Holiday and Un americano a Roma”

Eye-centricity and the Visual Cultures of Italy and Its Diaspora  John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College

“From Youth to Golden Years: Women in The Salt of Life by Gianni Di Gregorio”

Northeast Modern Languages Association Conference  Northeast Modern Languages Association Conference

“The Violation of a Nation: Rosetta and Cesira in Vittorio De Sica’s La ciociara.”

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute Conference  John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College

“Transnational Gastronomies in the Early 1950s: Steno’s Response to Wyler”

Northeast Modern Languages Association Conference  Northeast Modern Languages Association Conference

“Between Interdisciplinarity and Experiential Learning in Online and Hybrid Culture Courses”

(Italian Language and Culture Conference: Challenges in the 21st Century Italian Classroom  Georgetown University

“Switching Class Format to a Hybrid and Online One: How to Engage Students”

American Association of Teachers of Italian Conference  American Association of Teachers of Italian

“Going Hybrid: Blending Italian and International Cinema Classes”

Northeast Modern Languages Association Conference  Northeast Modern Languages Association Conference

“Building Self-Confidence through the Reader’s Theater: Jhumpa Lahiri Enters the Italian Classroom”

Language as Communication and Literacy: Bridging Languages and Cultures in the Modern Classroom  

“Writing about Film: From Reading to the Digital Presentation Via the Traditional Essay”

SUNY Council on Writing Conference  

“Seeing through the Senses: Italian Gastronomy in Film”

Northeast Modern Languages Association Conference  

“Teaching Italian Language and Culture through Its Cuisine”

Italian Language and Culture Conference: Innovation in Italian Programs and Pedagogy  Georgetown University

Sample Talks (4)

“Focaccia Blues and the Conflict over Taste: Questions of Campanilismo”

“Focaccia Blues and the Conflict over Taste: Questions of Campanilismo”

“Learn Italian through Its Gastronomy: Cook it”

“Learn Italian through Its Gastronomy: Cook it”

“Italian Cuisine through the Ages”

“Italian Cuisine through the Ages”

“‘Eat First’: Italian American Gastronomy and Family Values in the Films of Martin Scorsese”

“‘Eat First’: Italian American Gastronomy and Family Values in the Films of Martin Scorsese”

Style

Availability

  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC

Published Articles (5)

“La violazione di una nazione: Rosetta e Cesira ne La ciociara di Vittorio De Sica [The Violation of a Nation: Rosetta and Cesira in Vittorio De Sica’s La ciociara].” Cultura e Comunicazione

Chiara De Santi

“La violazione di una nazione: Rosetta e Cesira ne La ciociara di Vittorio De Sica [The Violation of a Nation: Rosetta and Cesira in Vittorio De Sica’s La ciociara].”

“L’insegnamento della lingua e della cultura italiana attraverso la gastronomia: cuciniamole! [Teaching Italian Language and Culture through Gastronomy: Let’s Cook Them!].” TILCA, Teaching Italian Language and Culture Annual (Special Issue 2018)

Chiara De Santi

“L’insegnamento della lingua e della cultura italiana attraverso la gastronomia: cuciniamole! [Teaching Italian Language and Culture through Gastronomy: Let’s Cook Them!].”

“(E-)Portfolios as a Final Project in Language Classes.” Mosaic

“(E-)Portfolios as a Final Project in Language Classes.”

Lezioni accademiche, lezioni pratiche: l’insegnamento della cultura italiana tra storia e gastronomia [Academic Lessons, Practical Lessons: Teaching Italian Culture between History and Gastronomy].” Cultura e Comunicazione Vol. VIII/12

Chiara De Santi

Lezioni accademiche, lezioni pratiche: l’insegnamento della cultura italiana tra storia e gastronomia [Academic Lessons, Practical Lessons: Teaching Italian Culture between History and Gastronomy].”

“Il progetto IEREST sbarca negli Stati Uniti. Chiara De Santi intervista Luisa Bavieri e Lucia Livatino [The IEREST Project Lands in the United States.” Insula Europea

Chiara De Santi

“Il progetto IEREST sbarca negli Stati Uniti. Chiara De Santi intervista Luisa Bavieri e Lucia Livatino [The IEREST Project Lands in the United States. [Chiara De Santi Interviews Luisa Bavieri and Lucia Livatino].”

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Courses (5)

Italian Language

First semester Italian

International Cinema

International Cinema

Italian Culture and Civilization

Italian Culture and Civilization

Italian Food Culture and History

Italian Food Culture and History

Italian Cinema

Italian Cinema