Faculty Profile

Luca Trazzi

Lecturer in Italian (2013)

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on sabbatical 2018-19



Luca Trazzi holds degrees in English and French linguistics and Italian language pedagogy. At Dickinson, he teaches elementary, intermediate, and writing-in-the-discipline (WID) courses, organizes Italian events on campus, and serves as the Italian faculty liaison for the Multilingual Writing Center and the Romance Language House. He currently specializes in Italian Food Studies and leads Italian discussion sessions in courses such as "Italian Food and Wine" and "Food and Culture in Medieval and Renaissance Italy". He has taught a globally integrated course, which included a short-term study abroad program in Italy. The program emphasized experiential place-based learning focused on sustainability, urban agriculture, urban markets, and Italian gastronomic heritage. An active contributor to the Food Studies Certificate at Dickinson, he will be teaching "Introduction to Food Studies", the certificate's gateway course.


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