Congratulations on Retirement!

Francesca Savoia, Professor of Italian, taught her last course in April of 2020. She started teaching at Pitt in 1985, after having finished her PhD at the University of California, Los Angeles. Between 1985 and 2020, she published six books and numerous articles.  She won the Bellet teaching award, and she taught a wide range of courses, from elementary Italian to graduate seminars on eighteenth century theatre. Her undergraduate courses in theatre performance are legendary. Francesca has been a valued colleague, an inspirational professor, and an outstanding scholar. We will miss her!