Professional Activities

2014 - 2015 Vice President, Dante Society of America.

April 2014 External Reviewer, The Department of Italian & Classics, Mount Holyoke College

2012 – 2015 Executive Council Member, Dante Society of America.

2011 – 2013  Award Committee, Modern Language Association, Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies.

2008 – 2009 Consultant, CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange).
2006 – 2007 Co-organizer with Aden Evens (Dartmouth) and Susan McHugh (University of New England) of the 21st Annual Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA). Topic: CODE. November 1-4. Portland, Maine.

2006 – 2009 Council Member, Dante Society of America.

2005 – 2007 Member, Publications Committee for the journal Configurations.

2004 – 2005 Member-at-Large, Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA).

2003 – 2004 Co-organizer with sculptor Laurie Palmer of the Art Institute of Chicago a series of ten interdisciplinary workshops at Harvard University on the subject of SPACE.

2002 – 2003  Collaborated with John Ahern (Vassar, Italian) to develop a project entitled "Illuminating Dante" for the Dante Society of America"

2003 – 2007 Executive Committee, Division of Literature and Science of the Modern Language Association.

2002 – Executive Board, CET Study Abroad Programs in Siena and Catania, Italy. 

2000 – 2003 Representative, Division of Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature of the Modern Language Association. 

External Reviewer for Cambridge University Press, Cornell University Press, Edizioni Università di Trieste, Harvard University Press, Oxford University Press, Princeton University Press, University of Chicago Press, Wiley-Blackwell.

External Reviewer for California Italian Studies, Configurations, Dante Studies, IF: Insolito e Fantastico, Italian Studies, Italian Culture, Journal of American Studies, The Medieval Review, Medium Aevum, Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome, Renaissance Quarterly