Antonio Idini

Associate Professor (Teaching) of Italian
Email Office THH 176 Office Phone (213) 740-7479


Antonio Idini’s interests include Second and Foreign Language Pedagogy (Italian and English); Italian literature; Native American literature; Detective Fiction; Contemporary Cinema; Poetry. His translation into Italian of Acoma author Simon Ortiz’ Fight Back was published with an introductory essay by the publisher Quattroventi.

Italian Basic Language; World Literatures; Natural and Artificial Languages; Italophone Writers.


  • M.S. TESOL, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, University of Southern California, 12/2005
  • Ph.D. Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1/1998
  • M.A. American Indian Studies, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 7/1992
  • B.A. “Laurea” (Italian University Degree) in Modern Languages and Literatures, Università degli Studi di Sassari, Italy, 11/1986
  • Administrative Appointments

    • Secretary, Dornsife Faculty Council, 2017-2018
    • Italian Language Director, 01/05/2012 – 05/15/2017
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