Maria Teresa De Luca
Maria Teresa De Luca is a Ph.D. student in Italian Studies at Rutgers University, and has extensive experience teaching Italian linguistics and Italian language at the academic level both in Germany and in the US.
Her research focuses on narrative theory and history of the novel, and their intersection with theory of language in the twentieth and twenty-first century, along with standing interests in Medieval Italian literature and language.
Maria Teresa is working on manuscript Ashb. 956, one of the very few southern Italian vernacular translations of the Liber abaci by Leonardo Pisano, and is associate editor and encoder for Petrarchive. She worked on the main Italian etymological and historical dictionaries (LEI - Lessico Etimologico Italiano, DI - Deonomasticon Italicum and TLIO - Tesoro della Lingua Italiana delle Origini).
She previously studied at the Universität des Saarlandes (Germany) where she obtained a Ph.D. in Italian linguistics. Her dissertation, ‘La terminologia linguistica in Lingua nostra (1939-1978)’ was awarded the premio Giovanni Nencioni by the Accademia della Crusca.