Dr. Ferracuti 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.
Dr. Ferracuti earned her Ph.D. with distinction from Yale University in Italian and Renaissance Studies, and her B.A. summa cum laude from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in English, Italian, and Renaissance Studies. Her specialization is early modern Italian theatre, with a focus on the multivalence of sexual ambiguity and disguise in comedy as they relate to genre, imitation, 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.