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OlimpiaPelosiOlimpia  Pelosi

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Expertise: Italian and comparative literature; women mystic writers of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque period; Italian theatre of the Renaissance and Baroque period.

Campus phone: (518) 442-4149
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Born and raised in Italy, Olimpia Pelosi's research interests include Renaissance women poets, Baroque theatre, Baroque women mystics, and comparative literature. She received an advanced degree in modern Italian literature and a degree in foreign modern languages and literatures (French and Spanish) from the University of Salerno, Italy. She earned her doctorate in romance languages and literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.