Faculty Profile

Sylvie Davidson

Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; John J. Curley '60 and Ann Conser Curley '63 Faculty Chair in Global Education (1979)

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on sabbatical 2014-15



Professor Davidson has directed the Toulouse year program and the Bologna Summer Immersion program on several occasions and is engaged in issues related to global education. Her scholarship has concentrated on French and Italian literatures, fine arts, and music of the Renaissance and 17th century. Her current research is centered on Humanism in Southern France.


  • Licence-ès-Lettres, Université de Montpellier, 1967
  • Maîtrise d'Italien, 1968
  • Doctorat ès Lettres, 1978