Ph.D. Candidate in ItalianFocal Groups:
Deb Tennen completed her MA at Middlebury College and is now in her fifth year as a PhD candidate at Stanford. Her research focuses on gender identity in early modern Italian paratexts, specifically dedications of sixteenth-century works. She is passionate about teaching, and has worked as the coordinator of the Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) workshop at the Humanities Center and the Renaissances Focal Group of the DLCL.
2011 Centennial TA teaching award (Humanities and Sciences)
B.A., Middlebury College (Italian and Religion). Thesis: "Italian Jewish Women in Ottava Rima: A Translation and Analysis of Mordecai Dato’s Sixteenth-Century Retelling of Megillat Ester."
M.A., Middlebury College School in Italy / Universita` di Firenze (Italian Literature). Thesis: "The flourishing of feminine culture in the Jewish Ghetto: an analysis of the poetry of Debora Ascarelli and Sara Copio Sullam" (in Italian).