Mr. Barlow joined CATLR in July of 2018. He earned his BA in English with a focus in Creative Writing from Wheaton College in 2012. Mr. Barlow previously worked in the office of Student Affairs at Northeastern. As the Administrative Assistant for CATLR, he assists with daily operations and ongoing projects.
Dr. Alexia Ferracuti develops and facilitates programming and services that promote reflection, inquiry, and inclusive pedagogy. She is especially interested in the integration of contemplative practices in higher education, intercultural pedagogies, and embodied forms of learning. Alexia joins Northeastern from Columbia University, where she served as Assistant Director at the Center for Teaching and Learning. Previously, she was Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Yale University, where she focused on the mentorship and professional development of doctoral students and oversaw the Graduate Teaching Fellows Program.
Alexia earned her Ph.D. with distinction from Yale University in Italian and Renaissance Studies with a research focus on the multivalence of sexual ambiguity and imitation in early modern comedy, art, and performance. She has taught courses at Yale University and Wesleyan University in Italian Language and Literature, Theatre Studies, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Ms. Parella is the Digital Communications Specialist at CATLR and began working with the Center in November, 2018. Ms. Parella began her career as the Communications Specialist at the Five College Consortium in Amherst, MA. She helped teach accurate Indigenous history during a National Endowment for the Arts summer intensive, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. During her time there, she also interviewed indigenous peoples and historians to compile a resource database for K-12 teachers.
Vincenza worked most recently as the Marketing and Communications Specialist for an edtech start-up which works to connect with high school students, school counselors, and college admissions officers.She earned her B.S. in Journalism, with a minor in Indigenous Studies, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.