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Welcome! My name is Viola Ardeni and I am a Lecturer in the Department of French and Italian at the University of California, Davis, where I also serve as the Italian Language Program Coordinator. In 2019, I earned a Ph.D. in Italian from the University of California, Los Angeles.

My areas of teaching and research expertise are  Italian fairy tales, innovative pedagogy, gender studies, and childhood. I also write for academic and non-academic venues, both in English and in Italian.

Browse through my pages for details and feel free to get in touch. Grazie!