Dr. Ilaria Tabusso Marcyan

Dr. Ilaria Tabusso Marcyan

Visiting Assistant Professor

Irvin Hall 214
(513) 529-7513

Office Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays: 3:00pm - 4:00pm 
Tuesdays: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
and by appointment



2016 - Ph.D. - University of California, San Diego (Comparative Literature)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Environmental Humanities 
  • Ecocriticism
  • Food Studies
  • Literature of the Resistance
  • Twenty and Twenty-First Italian Literature
  • Italian Cinema

Courses Taught at Miami

  • ITL 101 - Elementary Italian I
  • ITL 102 - Elementary Italian II
  • ITL 201 - Intermediate Italian I
  • ITL 202 - Intermediate Italian II
  • ITL/IES 231 - Italian Food Cultures in Context 
  • ITL 301 - Culture, Society, and Politics (Italy: Grand Tour)
  • ITL/ENG 401 - Dante’s Divine Comedy


Grants and Awards

Fall 2021 - Wilks Leadership Institute for Community Engagement $900

Spring 2020 - Wilks Leadership Institute for Community Engagement $1050

Spring 2019 - Community Engagement Mini-Grant - Office of Community Engagement and Service - Miami University - $ 1,038.00

Selected Publications


  • “An Example of Circular Collaboration. A Conversation with Anna Kauber on the Making of In questo mondo”. The Italianist 2021, Vol. 41, n. 2, 1-10
  • “Da Marcovaldo a Genuino Clandestino, dall’Italia all’America. Considerazioni sulle realtà del km zero nelle metropoli americane”. (Paesaggio nel piatto. Quaderni 11, Ed. Istituto Alcide Cervi, 2016)
  • “La comunità del cibo e Terra Madre attraverso gli occhi di Ermanno Olmi”. (Territori, Vol. 18 2013) 

Book Chapters

  • “Slow Food and Terra Madre: A Conversation with Carlo Petrini on Ecology, Rural Traditions, and New Food Cultures”. (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018)
  • “The Cervi Family: a Peasant Story”, in Ecocritical Approaches to Italian Culture and Literature. The Denatured Wild, edited by Pasquale Verdicchio (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2016)


Membership in Professional Organizations

  • ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment)
  • AAIS (American Association of Italian Studies)
  • MLA (Modern Language Association)
  • PAMLA (Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association)


  • Italian
  • English



Works in Progress


  • Food Justice and Resistance in Italy: New Organic Intellectuals. Lexington Books (forthcoming 2022).