Elvira G. Di Fabio

Elvira G. Di Fabio

Director of Language Programs
Senior Preceptor in Romance Languages and Literatures (Italian)
Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
Elvira  G. Di Fabio


On sabbatical leave Spring 2020

As Senior Preceptor, I coordinate and administer the Italian language program here at Harvard. I teach 3 courses a year, usually at the advanced language/culture level, and sometimes teach a Freshman Seminar on Romance foodways. My interests include: Italian Phono-Morphology; Italian Comic Cinema; Literary Translation; Italian American Literature; comparative Romance linguistics and food cultures; Professional Development and Teacher Preparation. I am also active in the professional development of teachers of Italian at the secondary and middle school levels. Write if you have any questions.

Academic Degrees: B.A., Boston University; M.A., Boston College; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

Research Interests: Italian Phono-Morphology; Literary Translation; Language across the Disciplines; Professional Development and Teacher Preparation


Undergraduates, get information on Plans of Study for an Italian Concentration.

Contact Information

Boylston Hall 435/436
p: (617) 496-4842