Alexis Seccombe Giachetti


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Alexis Giachetti joined the University of North Carolina's Ph.D. program in Comparative Literature after working at Sundance Institute in Los Angeles and receiving her M.A. in Education from University of Californa, Santa Cruz. Her dissertation is on belief systems about romantic love in Europe (1930-1970), with particular attention paid to the works of Mercè Rodoreda, Roberto Rossellini, Ermanno Olmi, Agnès Varda and Natalia Ginzburg. She has published versions of two chapters in Forum Italicum and Studies in European Cinema. She has recently finished conducting research in Paris, Neuchatel, Turin, and Rome and is currently completing her dissertation with the support of the Werner P. Friederich Off-Campus Dissertation Fellowship.

Teaching Awards

Alexis is the recipient of the Paul E. Wilkinson Memorial Award in Excellence in Teaching a Foreign Language. As a Teaching Fellow at UNC, she has taught Italian, French, Spanish, cinema, and comparative literature courses. In 2008-2009, she was a Teaching Exchange Fellow at the Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici in Florence, where she taught Italian to study abroad students.


Ph.D. Candidate in Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

M.A. in Education, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

B.A. in History, University of the South, Sewanee, TN