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Dr Sabina Sestigiani

Lecturer in Languages (Italian)
PhD, Monash University, Australia

Biography

Sabina is lecturer in Italian Studies. She teaches Italian through drama providing an enhanced authentic and collaborative learning experience to students. Her research and teaching interests include Italian and Australian literature, postcolonial literature, comparative literature, continental philosophy, Italian language, history and culture.

She has published in scholarly journals such as Il lettore di provincia, The Italianist, Orbis Litterarum, Studi buzzatiani, and Colloquy Text Theory Critique. Her monograph, Writing Colonisation: Violence, Landscape and the Act of Naming in Modern Italian and Australian Literature, was published by Peter Lang, NY (Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures), 2014.

Sabina is the recipient of the 2016 Faculty of Health, Arts and Design Teaching Excellence Award and she received a Highly Commended Mention in the Category of Vice-Chancellor's 2016 Teaching Excellence Award (Higher Education), Swinburne University of Technology. 

In 2017 she was the recipient of the Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT), Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student, of the Department of Education and Training, Australian Government.

Research interests

Cultural Studies and Literature

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Co-Supervisor.

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Cultural Studies - 200200
  • Literary Studies - 200500

Teaching areas

Languages: Chinese, Italian and Japanese

Awards

  • 2017, National, Australian Awards for University Teaching, Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student, Department of Education and Training, Australian Government
  • 2016, Swinburne, Highly Commended Mention in the Category of Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Award, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2016, Swinburne, FHAD Teaching Excellence Award, Swinburne University of Technology