Courses for the MA in American Studies are taught by faculty from the University of Torino, the University of East Piedmont and the University of Colorno-Pollenzo, by scholars from the Centro di Studi Nord-Americani ed Euro-Americani "Piero Bairati" as well as by visiting faculty from international universities (see EVENTS section for full list of guest faculty). This page lists the resident faculty only.

Andrea Carosso is Director of the MA in American Studies at the University of Torino, where he teaches US Literature and Cultural Studies. His book-length publications include: Cold War Narratives (Ber, 2012), Urban Cultures in/of the United States (Bern, 2010); Real Cities: Urban Spaces and Representations of Canada and The Unites States (with C. Cincilio, Torino, 2006), Invito alla lettura di Vladimir Nabokov (Milano, 1999), T.S. Eliot e i miti del moderno (Alessandria, 1995), Decostruzione e\è America (Torino, 1994)

Rossella Bernascone's career as translator of British and American drama and literature spans thirty years, and includes authors such as J. Conrad, A. Carter, C. McCarthy, G. Stein, B. Marcus, J. Kinney, and - for drama - S. Shepard, D. Mamet, C. Durang, A. Innaurato, D. Rabe, A. Wilson, L. Kessler, J. Turturro. She holds a Masters degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she was a Fulbright scholar, and has taught translation studies and drama studies at the University of Torino, at the British Centre for Literary Translation of the University of East Anglia, Norwich, and at the Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi in Milan.

Simone Cinotto is Associate Professor of History at the Università Scienze Gastronomiche, Pollenzo, Italy, where is the Director of the master’s program Master of Gastronomy: Food Cultures and Mobility. He has been Visiting Professor at the Department of Italian Studies at New York University, the School of Oriental and African Studies at University of London, and the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University. He is author, among others, of The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City (University of Illinois Press, 2013) and Soft Soil Black Grapes: The Birth of Italian Winemaking in California (New York University Press, 2012).

Carmen Concilio holds a PhD. English Studies, University of Pisa. Her main areas of interest are Post-colonial theory. Postcolonial literatures in English. Canadian literature. Translation theory in Postcolonial Context. Among her publications on CanLit are the following: Real Cities: Urban Spaces and Representations of Canada and The Unites States (edited with Andrea Carosso, Torino, Otto, 2006); Image Technologies in Canadian Literature. Narrative, Film and Photography (edited with Richard Lane, Peter Lang, Bruxelles, 2009); Nino Ricci, Roots and Frontiers (C. Concilio ed., Torino, Tirrenia, 2003).

Sonia Di Loreto holds PhDs in American Studies from Università Roma Tre and Rutgers University, where she was also a Fulbright scholar. She is Assistant Professor of American Literature at the University of Torino and author of Intimità in pubblico. Discorso effimero e mercato editoriale negli Stati Uniti del primo Ottocento (Università di Napoli, 2007), a study of the literary public sphere in 19th century America. She has also published essays on colonial literature, African American literature, literary representations of charity in the 19th century, noir literature and the American higher education system. Her most recent research project is on transatlantic epistolary exchange.
Daniela Fargione was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Massachusetts, where she earned an MA and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. Currently, she is Assistant Professor at the University of Turin, where she teaches Anglo-American Literatures and is member of the Environmental Humanities International Research Group. She is co-editor with S. Iovino of ContaminAzioni ecologiche: cibi, nature e culture (Milano 2015) and with J. Sunley of Merely a Madness? Defining, Treating and Celebrating the Unreasonable (Oxford 2012). Among her most recent publications: Ambiente Dickinson. Poesia, scultura, natura (Torino 2013).

Cristina Iuli is Assistant Professor of American Literature and American Studies at Università del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli, Italy. She specializes in Twentieth Century and contemporary American literature, theory and science, in the theories and aesthetics of modernity and in trans-Atlantic American Studies and Literary History. She is author, among others, of Effetti Teorici: critica culturale e nuova storiografia letteraria Americana (2002); Giusto il tempo di esplodere: il romanzo pop di Nathanael West (2004); Spell it Modern: Modernity and the Question of Literature (2009) and has edited “Gli anni Settanta, Ora” a special issue of the Journal Enthymema on the cultures of the 1970s in comparative perspective (2012). 

Marco Mariano is associate professor of modern history at the University of Eastern Piedmont. His research fields are American foreign policy, inter-American relations and Atlantic history. He has been a visiting scholar at Columbia University and New York University and a chargé d'enseignement  at SciencesPo. His latest book is a history of the Monroe Doctrine (Carocci, 2013).

Vincent Marsicano’s interests focus on the performing arts. He has done research in Medieval European drama, Persian religious performance, folk drama and film. His translations from Italian into English include texts on film, architecture, art history, psychodrama, and Jungian psychology. He holds a Ph.D. from Indiana Univ. in Comparative Literature as well as Masters degrees from Univ. of California, Berkeley (Comparative Literature) and Rutgers Univ. (Language Education).
Maurizio Valsania is professor of American history at the University of Turin, Italy. Author of The Limits of Optimism: Thomas Jefferson's Dualistic Enlightenment (UVA Press, 2011), Nature's Man: Thomas Jefferson's Philosophical Anthropology (UVA Press, 2013), and Jefferson’s Body: A Corporeal Biography (UVA Press, forthcoming), he is the recipient of several fellowships from leading academic institutions, including the American Antiquarian Society, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the Library Company, the John D. Rockefeller Library, the DAAD (Germany), the George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and the International Center for Jefferson Studies. He has written the entry "Thomas Jefferson" for the Oxford Bibliographies project.