Chiara De Santi
Chiara De Santi is Assistant Professor of Modern Languages at Farmingdale State College, where she teaches courses in Italian language, culture, and cinema, and international cinema, in face-to-face, hybrid, and online modalities. She is the Italian language coordinator and the advisor of the Minor in Italian Studies. At FSC, she fosters the introduction of COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) in the curriculum, having COILed courses with Italy, Japan, Mexico, and South Africa. Before joining Farmingdale State College in the Fall of 2017, she taught for several years at the State University of New York at Fredonia. She holds a Ph.D. in Italian from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Ph.D. and a Masters of Research in history from the European University Institute, and a Laurea Magistralis (M.A. equivalent) in languages from the University of Florence, Italy. Her research interests include Italian as a second language and pedagogy; Italian cinema, literature, and history; and Italian food culture. Her scholarly contributions have appeared in The Journal of Language Teaching and Technology, TILCA, Mosaic, Cultura e Comunicazione, Cinema e Storia, Griselda Online, Insula Europea, Faculty Research Network, and ILCC.
For her personal website, see chiara-mente.net
ITA 121 (First Semester Italian)
MLG 201 (Italian Food Culture and History)
MLG 300 (International Cinema)
MLG 301 (Italian Cinema)
MLG 306 (Italian Culture and Civilization)
- PhD, French and Italian (Italian; Minor: History), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
- PhD, History and Civilization (History), European University Institute, 2009
- MRes, History and Civilization (Masters of Research: History), European University Institute, 2004
- Laurea (MA), Languages, Literatures, and Intercultural Studies (Foreign Languages: Russian and French), University of Florence, Italy, 2001 – Summa cum Laude
- Chiara De Santi, Connecting Content to the World Outside the Classroom in Hybrid Classes in Curriculum Innovation for Transformative Learning, : Faculty Research Network (FRN) (2021).
- Chiara De Santi, "Between Interdisciplinarity and Experiential Learning in Online and Hybrid Culture Courses", ILCC Challenges in the 21st Century Italian Classroom, 1 2020, 30-49.
- Chiara De Santi, "Building Self-Confidence and Motivation through Readers Theater: Integrating Jhumpa Lahiri’s 'In altre parole' in the Italian Class", The Journal of Language Teaching and Technology, 2019(2) 2020, 20.
- Chiara De Santi, "Il mio 11 settembre nel marzo del 2020. Non quasi, ma tutto online ai tempi del coronavirus [My September 11 in March 2020: Not Almost, but All Online in Times of Coronavirus]", Griselda Online: Il portale di Letteratura (University of Bologna, Italy), 2020.
- Chiara De Santi, C'era una volta un pidocchione in giro per il mondo, translated by Chiara De Santi, Middletown, DE: KDP (2019).
- Chiara De Santi, "(E-)Portfolios as a Final Project in Language Classes", Mosaic, 12(2) 2019, 179-186.
- Chiara De Santi, C'era una volta un pidocchione who travelled the world, Middletown, DE: KDP (2019).
- Chiara De Santi, "La violazione di una nazione: Rosetta e Cesira ne 'La ciociara' di Vittorio De Sica [The Violation of a Nation: Rosetta and Cesira in Vittorio De Sica’s 'La ciociara']", Cultura e Comunicazione (Perugia, Italy: Guerra Publishing), VIII(13) 2018, 16-23, 90-92.
- Chiara De Santi, "L’insegnamento della lingua e della cultura italiana attraverso la gastronomia: cuciniamole! [Teaching Italian Language and Culture through Gastronomy: Let’s Cook Them!]", TILCA, Teaching Italian Language and Culture Annual, (Innovation in Italian Programs and Pedagogy) 2018, 108-125.
- Chiara De Santi, "Il progetto IEREST sbarca negli Stati Uniti. Chiara De Santi intervista Luisa Bavieri e Lucia Livatino [The IEREST Project Lands in the United States. Chiara De Santi Interviews Luisa Bavieri e Lucia Livatino]", Insula Europea, 2018.
- Chiara De Santi, "Lezioni accademiche, lezioni pratiche: l’insegnamento della cultura italiana tra storia e gastronomia [Academic Lessons, Practical Lessons: Teaching Italian Culture between History and Gastronomy]", Cultura e Comunicazione (Perugia, Italy: Guerra Publishing), VIII(12) 2018, 12-17, 48.
- Chiara De Santi, “'Eat First': Martin Scorsese’s Mother and Italian-American Gastronomy, Family Values in Film" in T. Lobalsamo, A. Pasquali and C. Lebrec (Eds.), Gastronomy, Culture, and the Arts: A Scholarly Exchange of Epic Portions, Ottawa: Legas Publishing (2017), 129-142.
- Chiara De Santi, "L’americanizzazione negli anni Cinquanta tra 'Roman Holiday' e 'Un americano a Roma' [The Americanization in the 1950s between 'Roman Holiday' and 'Un americano a Roma']", Cinema e storia (Rubbettino), V 2016, 97-110.
- Chiara De Santi, "Alberto Moravia in Uzbekistan nel 1956 tra eurocentrismo, orientalismo e colonialismo [Alberto Moravia in Uzbekistan in 1956 between Eurocentrism, Orientalism, and Colonialism]", Cultura e Comunicazione, VI(09) 2016, 30-36, 88-90.