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Giovanna Bellesia-Contuzzi

Giovanna Bellesia-Contuzzi  is a Professor of Italian Language and Literature at Smith College. Her research work has centered on Italian women writers and on the writings of recent immigrants to Italy.  She has also translated several texts, along with her colleague Victoria Poletto. Their most recent publication is Little Mother, a novel on the Somali diaspora by Cristina Ali Farah, published by Indiana University Press in 2011.

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