Department of French and Italian

College of Letters & Science


Important members of our community, department alumni participate in regular campus French and Italian events, mentor current and recent students, help shape our study abroad initiatives in the French- and Italian-speaking worlds, and fund scholarships for students otherwise less able to travel during their studies.  We regularly feature news about department program alumni in our newsletters, and scores of colleges and universities throughout the country have French and Italian faculty who did their graduate work at Madison. 

Recent Ph.D. Major Graduates


Carlo Annelli - Italian Ph.D.

Daniele Forlino - Italian Ph.D.

Anne Hajek - French Ph.D.

Redouane Khamar - French Ph.D.

Sara Mattavelli - Italian Ph.D.

Kathleen Prantil - Italian Ph.D.

Paola Villa - Italian Ph.D.

Caitlin Yocco-Locascio - French Ph.D.


Aria Cabot - Italian Ph.D.

Hilary Heffley - French Ph.D.

Kristina Kosnick - French Ph.D.

Ryan Schroth - French Ph.D.

Rachel Tapley - French Ph.D.


Loren Eadie - Italian Ph.D.

Eleonora Lima - Italian Ph.D.

Jennifer Misran - French Ph.D.

Roberto Risso - Italian Ph.D.

Chad Shorter - Italian Ph.D.


Denis Depinoy - French Ph.D.

Cyrielle Faivre - French Ph.D.

Rachel Hatch - French Ph.D.

Alison Haveman - French Ph.D.

Kaitlin King - French Ph.D.

Benoit Leclercq - French Ph.D.

Walter Scott - French Ph.D.

Simon Yoassi - French Ph.D.


Lily Brindeau - French Ph.D.

Giuseppina Di Filippo - Italian Ph.D.

Nabil Khawla - French Ph.D.