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Amelia Reggi

PhD Student


Amelia Reggi is a PhD student in Italian Studies. She attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a double degree in Italian and Global Studies. During her Bachelor's degree, she studied abroad at the Universit√† di Bologna, Italy for an academic year. Returning to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she completed her Master's degree in Italian Studies. She then completed a Fulbright Award in the seaside town of Bosa in Sardinia, Italy and is now pursuing a doctoral degree remotely in Italian Studies. 

Research Interests

20th Century Italian Literature

Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Gender & Women's Studies

Biological Anthropology

European Union Studies

Research Description

Amelia Reggi's research focuses on depictions of disease from an aesthetic perspective in 20th century Italian literature, noting the representation of illness through the use of women and their aesthetic depiction through their boundaries, desire, and control.


In Progress (remotely): PhD, Italian Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MA, Italian Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Academic Year Abroad, Università di Bologna

BA, Italian and Global Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Awards and Honors

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant

Teachers Ranked as Excellent

James Scholar University Honors: distinguished university scholar and completed projects every semester to maintain this distinction 

Best Italian Student Award: selected by professors as best Italian student at the university 

United States Department of Education Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship: nominated by Department of Education for advanced study of a European language 

United States Department of State Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program 

Francis E. Scheidel Scholarship: two-time recipient for distinction for women in language 

Catherine C. and Bruce A. Bastian Scholarship: two-time recipient for international scholarship for students in global studies



Courses Taught

ITAL 101: Elementary Italian I

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant: IIS "GA Pischedda" UNESCO School in Bosa, Sardinia, Italy

Student reading guide at the International School of Bologna, Emilia- Romagna, Italy


Additional Campus Affiliations

European Union Center