Laura Francesca DiNardo
Laura DiNardo is a Ph.D. candidate in Columbia’s Department of Italian and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. Laura received her B.A. in Linguistics magna cum laude, with distinction in the major, from Yale University, as well as her M.A. in Italian and M.Phil. in Italian and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Her research focuses on the study of philosophy of language in the works of Dante. Her dissertation will utilize analytic philosophical methods to fully excavate the poet’s enactment of a language theory in the Commedia.
While at Columbia, she has taught Elementary and Intermediate Italian and has served as the teaching assistant for Professor Teodolinda Barolini’s “Dante’s Divina Commedia 1” and Professor Pier Mattia Tommasino’s “The Qur’an in Europe.” Laura will teach Literature Humanities as a Core Curriculum Preceptor in the 2022-2023 academic year.
Laura was also the Lead Teaching Fellow for the Italian Department in 2021-2022 through Columbia’s Center for Teaching and Learning, and is a Senior Lead Teaching Fellow for 2022-2023.
Laura serves as Research Assistant to Professor Teodolinda Barolini and as an Assistant Editor of Digital Dante. She is a member of the Dante Society of America, the Medieval Academy of America, and the Modern Language Association.