- Ph.D. Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature, University of California, Los Angeles, GPA 4.0, 8/2005
- M.A. Medieval and Early Renaissance Italian Literature, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy, 12/1995
Summary Statement of Research Interests
Francesca Leardini conducts research in the areas of Medieval and Early Renaissance Literature (early Italian prose and poetry; Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarca), and in Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature (Leopardi, Verga, Pirandello, Ungaretti, Palazzeschi, Landolfi).
- (Spring 2023) ITAL 120. Italian I, MW 10:00am – 11:50am,
- (Spring 2023) ITAL 120. Italian I, TTh 10:00am – 11:50am,