Dr. Donato Santeramo has been appointed Head of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures for the period July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2018.
He received his first degree from the University of Rome, La Sapienza (Faculty of Letters and Philosophy) and his MA and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto (Italian Studies). He also holds appointments at the University of Rome II (Graduate School) and at Middlebury College, VT (Summer Language School).
Dr. Santeramo has been at Queen’s University since 1995 when he joined the Department of Spanish and Italian. He is cross-appointed to the Department of Drama and is associated with the Cultural Studies Graduate Program.
He has been visiting scholar/professor in several universities in North America and Europe and was the Emilio Goggio Chair Lecturer in Italian Studies at the University of Toronto (2005 & 2007).
Dr. Santeramo has published on Italian literature and theatre, Film and Semiotics. He has translated and staged works of contemporary Italian playwrights in Kingston, Toronto and New York. He is on the Editorial Boards of several academic journals.
In 2005 Dr. Santeramo was awarded the Queen’s University Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching.