Dr. Laura Lazzari is a Scientific Collaborator at the Sasso Corbaro Foundation for the Medical Humanities in Switzerland, a Professorial Lecturer at George Washington University, and an Affiliate Faculty at Georgetown University, in the United States. She studied Italian, French and History of Art at the University of Lausanne, where she obtained a Diploma of Teaching French as a Foreign Language, an MA, and a PhD in Literature. She was awarded a scholarship to spend a year at the University of Oxford, where she obtained an interdisciplinary Master of Studies in Women’s Studies, and completed an MA in Teaching at The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI).
She worked as a graduate assistant in Italian literature at the University of Lausanne, a Lecturer at the University of Fribourg, an Assistant Professor in Italian Studies and Coordinator at the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Franklin University Switzerland. She worked as a Lecturer and Italian Program Coordinator at the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at the Catholic University of America, was the recipient of an AAUW International Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Department of Italian at Georgetown University, and currently teaches classes at the Department of Romance, German and Slavic Languages and Literatures at George Washington University, and at the Medical Humanities Initiative at Georgetown University.
She has published extensively on a wide range of subjects and has given papers in graduate schools and international conferences in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada and the United States. Her interests in research revolve around the Medical Humanities, Motherhood Studies, Women’s Writings in the Italian-speaking world, Migrant Literature, Renaissance Literature, Pedagogy and Language Acquisition.
She is a member of various associations, including the Collegium Romanicum, the Swiss Association of Romance languages. For more information, see: http://sites.google.com/site/lazzarilaura