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Lauren Surovi

Lauren Surovi

Lauren Surovi

Pronouns: she/her
Assistant Teaching Professor, Italian; Language and Program Coordinator


Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
334 HB Crouse Hall
Office: 315.443.9484


  • Ph.D., Italian, University of Wisconsin–Madison;
  • M.A., Italian, Middlebury College;
  • B.A., Italian & International Relations, Syracuse University

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Biographic Overview

Lauren Surovi is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Italian and coordinator of the Italian language program in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at Syracuse University. She specializes in Italian Renaissance literature and culture and has taught a variety of courses on Italian language, literature, and culture to both undergraduate and adult learners, and also has extensive experience working with incarcerated students and developing curriculum and programming for college in prison initiatives. Surovi is an active member of several professional associations in Italian and Renaissance Studies and has organized conference panels on Italian theater and teaching literature in the prison classroom. She has also published a number of book reviews, which can be found in journals such as Italica, Forum Italicum, and Quaderni d’italianistica.

Research Interests

Italian Renaissance literature and culture; early modern comedy; understandings of sex and gender in early modern culture; the intersection between theatre and politics

Research Specializations

Italian Renaissance literature and culture, theatre and drama studies, literary studies


American Association of Italian Studies; Renaissance Society of America; American Association of Teachers of Italian

Honors and Awards

Andrew C. Mellon Public Humanities Fellowship (2019-2021)