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Annalisa Saccà

Professor of Italian
Languages and Literatures
Ph. D., New York University

Coordinator Study Abroad and Internship Program–Italy

Senior Vincentian Research Fellow 

Representative for the Holy See to the United Nations in the CEDAW (Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women) and CSW (Committee on the Status of Women).

Dr Sacca’s areas of specialization include Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature, Film and Cultural Studies. She has developed numerous courses to enhance the Italian program , and she has published seven books among which Saggi critici su Enzo Nasso, Significando Simulacri: scrittura di contrabbando di P.F. Paolini , Saggi critici di C.E. Oppo,. She also puplished four books of her poetry: Gli occhi di mia madre, Dove non è mai sera, Nominare Delfi, Il tempo del grano.


Dr. Sacca` founded the Center for Global Development, which she directed for six years, and developed a Master in Global development and Social Justice, in collaboration with Unicaritas of Rome. She was awarded six grants, three from the Department of Education, the last one, to develop an undergraduate Major in Global Development and Sustainability.


Among her academic awards and honors, she treasures the Dr. John W. Dobbins Professor of the Year Award , the Faculty Outstanding Achievement Award, the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor, and being a member of the Academy of Parnassos in Athens (Greece). This Literary Society for poets is one of the most prestigious and oldest in the world, among its members were Lord Byron, and the Italian poets Ugo Foscolo and Gabriele D'Annunzio.