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2023 Faculty Election

Serenella Iovino

Running for: Appointments, Promotions and Tenure Committee, Arts and Sciences
  • Professor of Italian Studies and Environmental Humanities
  • Romance Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Appointed: 2020
  • PhD, University of Urbino and Ludwig-Maximilians Universit├Ąt, Munich
  • Candidate Website
UNC Service

At UNC I have served as Interim Director of the Center for European Studies (Spring 2022). My current service positions include the Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee (2020-2023) and the Advisory Committee of the Center for European Studies (since 2019). My departmental service includes the Salary Committee, the Sponsored Events Committee, Faculty Development Committee (as Chair 2020-21). I am the Advisor for Italian Graduate Studies (currently on leave).

Candidate Statement

The gist of the academic profession is to keep the horizon of the mind open. This means cultivating the highest scholarly standards and ensuring a fair, future-oriented, and honest evaluation of merits. Sometimes, however, it is hard for cutting-edge scholars to be recognized, especially when they explore new fields. Things are even harder if they face prejudices because of their gender, race, age, sexual orientation, abilities, or creeds. Having spent my life in the academe, I have always felt the urge to work for scholarly quality and justice, creating bonds of ideas and solidarity across generations. I have served in the APT Committee for one term, and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life at UNC. I have brought into my service my values. If elected, I will continue doing so with enthusiasm and passion.

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