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Annastella Vester, Ph.D.

Teaching Associate Professor of Italian

Dr. Vester completed a B.A. degree and an Italian literature at the Université Stendhal (Grenoble, France) and a Ph.D. in Italian literature at the University of California Los Angeles.

Dr. Vester specializes in contemporary Italian literature. Her research focuses on the relationship between Italian intellectuals and the fascist regime.  Currently she is the Italian Studies Coordinator and she supervises the Italian teaching assistants. She teaches Italian language and upper-division courses including advanced conversation, Italian literature, Italian civilization, Italian cinema, Italian-American Immigration. She also directs a summer faculty-led program in Trento, Italy.

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