Giovanna Bellesia

Professor Emerita of Italian Studies

Giovanna Bellesia

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.