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Faculty Profile

Luca Trazzi

Lecturer in Italian (2013)

Contact Information

Bosler Hall Room 220


Luca Trazzi holds degrees in foreign languages, linguistics, and food studies. At Dickinson College, he teaches elementary, intermediate, and writing-in-the-discipline (WID) Italian courses and organizes co- and extra-curricular Italian events on campus. Currently the Chair of the Food Studies Certificate, he teaches “Introduction to Food Studies,” the certificate's gateway course, and he leads Italian discussion sessions in courses such as “Italian Food and Wine” and “Food and Culture in Medieval and Renaissance Italy.” With an emphasis on experiential place-based learning, he also developed a globally integrated course and short-term study abroad program focused on sustainability, urban agriculture, and urban markets in Italy.


  • B.A., Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy, 2007
  • M.A., 2010
  • M.A., 2019

2019-2020 Academic Year

Spring 2020

ITAL 102 Elementary Italian
Intensive study of the fundamentals of Italian grammar, with a view to developing reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Laboratory and other audiovisual techniques are used. Cultural elements are stressed as a context for the assimilation of the language.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent

ITAL 231 Read/Writ Contemp Ital Culture
Designed to increase student's awareness of various rhetorical conventions and command of written Italian through analysis and imitation of model texts of a literary and non-literary nature. Two and a half hours classroom and one hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 201 or the equivalent.