Cristina Perissinotto is an author, a poet and an associate professor of Italian Studies at the University of Ottawa, where she directs the Italian Language Program.
Cristina has a laurea in political philosophy from the University of Venice, where she graduated magna cum laude with Professor Alessandro Biral as a supervisor. Cristina also has an MA in medieval history and a PhD in Italian literature from the University of Illinois. Her research interests concentrate on the crossroad of literature, philosophy and politics.
She has published two poetry collections: Exhale, Exale, (Guernica, Toronto 2010) and Taprobana Tea (Campanotto, Udine 2010). Cristina is widely published on Renaissance and contemporary literature and is presently working on a manuscript on possible worlds. A third poetry collection, entitled Tigers and the CEO is forthcoming from Guernica.
Cristina co-edited Mediterranoesis, a book on the Mediterranean in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and has recently completed a monograph on Italian political theatre.