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Tylar Ann Colleluori
Tylar Colleluori is a PhD candidate in the Department of Italian at Columbia University. Besides being a Teaching Fellow, she is also the Program Manager of the Language Maintenance Tutorials at the Columbia University Language Resource Center, where she pairs tutors with students who wish to maintain proficiency in a given language.
Before attending Columbia, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014 with a dual BA in Italian and Anthropology, a minor in Linguistics, and a Certificate in Western European Studies with a focus on European Humanities. As an undergraduate, Tylar was awarded the Gilman International Scholarship to spend a semester abroad in Florence. She was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, as well as the Italian Honor Society Gamma Kappa Alpha.
In 2016, Tylar completed her MA in Italian Literature, also from the University of Pittsburgh. She wrote her thesis on two of Machiavelli’s theatrical works, La mandragola and Clizia, focusing on questions of the male gaze, desire, and the relationship between these comedies and Machiavelli’s political opus, Il Principe. As a Master’s student, Tylar gained experience teaching Elementary Italian 1 and 2, and she was also the Program Assistant for the University of Pittsburgh’s Pitt-in-Rome Program. Her experience outside the university includes a position as the Museum Division Intern in the Italian-American Archives at the Senator John Heinz History Center, where she gained experience cataloguing in the archives, transcribing oral histories, and planning various community events at the center.
Her research interests include the works of Machiavelli, Renaissance theatre and poetry, and the literary history of Florence. She is also interested in Critical Theory and the theatre of Pirandello, especially questions surrounding gender, psychology, and identity.