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Samantha Gillen

Samantha Gillen
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Lecturer of Italian

Samantha Gillen received her Ph.D. in Italian Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 2022. Her research explores industrialized spaces of 1960s in literature and cinema. She has taught Italian language from beginning to advanced and received a Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2021. Her pedagogical interests include differentiated instruction and digital media to enhance student engagement. Samantha is a co-creator of the open educational resource PRIMA, a media-based and DEI-forward site for Italian language learners that will launch in in Spring 2024. She is also a managing editor for the online journal gender/sexuality/italy

Courses Regularly Taught:

PhD, Romance Languages, University of Pennsylvania

MA, Italian Studies, Florida State University

BA, Italian and Music, Florida State University

Articles Featuring Samantha Gillen

A warm welcome to Dr. Samantha Gillen! The Department of Romance Languages is happy to have you with us. This profile is the first of a series featuring faculty members new to UGA campus in Fall 2022:…

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