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Italian - Doctor of Philosophy 200 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Rd
Columbus, OH 43210
phone: 614-292-4983
fax: 614 292-7403

Welcome to the PhD program in Italian Studies in the Department of French and Italian at the Ohio State University. Our faculty is committed to the interdisciplinary study of Italian literature, film, culture, and language and has a great depth and breadth of expertise, particularly in Medieval and Renaissance culture and literature, linguistics, modern and contemporary literature, and film studies.

In addition to a major specialization in Italian, students complete a minor outside of Italian. Such an innovative structure strongly supports interdisciplinarity. Students will have opportunities to interact with programs such as:

  • African American and African Studies
  • Second Language Studies
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Classics
  • Architecture
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Disability Studies 
  • Musicology
  • Philosophy
  • Comparative Studies
  • Sexuality Studies
  • Folklore Studies 
  • Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

In addition, beyond our core faculty in Italian, students also have access to affiliated faculty across the campus with expertise in several exciting fields in Italian Studies.