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Roberto Pesce

Assistant Professor, Italian



Roberto Pesce is an Assistant Professor of Italian. He received his Ph.D. in Italian from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in Classical and Medieval Philology from Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Italy. Before joining OU in 2017, he taught Italian language, literature and culture at Tulane University and at Baylor University.


His research focuses on medieval literature written in Latin and in the Italian vernacular, with a particular emphasis on the autobiographical genre in the Middle Ages and the historiographical production of that period.


PhD Rutgers University 2011

PhD Ca’ Foscari University, 2008

BA, MA (Laurea) Ca’ Foscari University, 2002

Research Areas

Medieval Italian Literature

Medieval Latin Literature

Romance Philology