This profile was current as of 2015, when she was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.
Sara Troyani holds a B.A. summa cum laude in Spanish and Italian from Cornell University and a masters in Italian Studies from UC Berkeley. She is pursuing her doctorate in Italian Studies through the Ph.D. in Literature Program and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Notre Dame, where she is a University Presidential Fellow. Her research interests include travel literature and the formation of Italian identities.
Thanks to generous research grants from the Kellogg Institute, Sara has been able to visit migration studies centers and libraries in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Rome, Italy to examine the emigration guides that mediated the transoceanic voyage of many Italians to Latin America. She hopes this research will form the basis for her dissertation, tentatively entitled: Same New World: Representations of Latin America as Italy in Italian Emigration Guides.
While completing her doctoral work at Notre Dame, Sara is also lecturing in Italian Studies at Berkeley.