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Staff Bio | Clorinda Donato, Ph.D.

Clorinda Donato, Ph.D.

Clorinda Donato, Ph.D.

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Clorinda Donato is Professor of French and Italian at California State University, Long Beach, where she directs The Clorinda Donato Center for Global Romance Languages and Translation Studies. Her research spans eighteenth-century cultural studies and multilingual competencies in the Romance languages. She has published over 100 articles and book chapters, and monographs and edited collections on these topics, including  Translation and Transfer of Knowledge in Encyclopedic Compilations 1680–1830s (2021); The Life and Legend of Catterina Vizzani: Sexual Identity, Science and Sensationalism in Eighteenth-Century Italy and England, (2020); and the co-edited volume with Stephen Cooper, John Fante’s ASK THE DUST: A Joining of Voices (2020). She was the Principal Investigator for the NEH-funded project “French and Italian for Spanish Speakers” 2011-2014. The textbook, Juntos: Italian for Speakers of English and Spanish, produced with co-authors Cedric Joseph Oliva, Daniela Zappador-Guerra, and Manuel Romero, was published with Hackett Publishing Company in 2020.

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