Professor of Italian Studies; Department Chair of Italian and German Studies 2021–22
Contact & Office Hours
Hatfield Hall 313
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dottore in Lingue e Letterature Straniere, I.U.L.M., Milano
Scuola Superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori, Milan: Degree in Translation and Simultaneous Interpretation (English-French-Italian)
Giovanna Bellesia is originally from Milano, Italy, and moved to the United States in 1980. She began teaching at Smith in 1984. Her research work has centered on the theory and practice of translation, migration studies and Italian women writers. She enjoys exploring how new technology can help students learn more effectively. She directed the Smith Programs Abroad in Florence several times.