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Dana E. Stewart

Chair; Associate Professor

Romance Languages and Literatures


Dana Stewart's teaching specialties are Italian literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, including Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Humanism and medieval science and magic.

Her areas of interest in research are Dante, early Italian lyric poetry, medieval French love literature and the history of science. She is active in the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) and is on the advisory board for Mediaevalia.


  • BA, University of Southern California
  • MA, PhD, Stanford University


  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

  • 2013-2014