Dr. Stephanie Malia Hom is the President's Associates Presidential Professor of Italian, specializing in nineteenth-, twentieth-, and twenty-first-century Italian literature and culture. Trained in literary criticism and cultural anthropology, her research utilizes interdisciplinary methodologies to explore the relationships between mobility, representation, and Italian subjectivities. She received her MA and PhD in Italian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, a Diploma di lingua e cultura italiana from the Università per Stranieri in Perugia, and a BA with honors in International Relations from Brown University.
Dr. Hom has finished one book manuscript, Destination Italy: Tourism, Nation, Place (revised & resubmitted to University of Toronto Press), and is currently at work on her second book project, The Empire Between: Mobility, Colonialism, and Subjectivity in Italy & Libya. Her research has been supported by: The American Academy in Rome; The American Geographical Society Library; The American School of Classical Studies at Athens; The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation; Harvard University; The Research Institute for the Study of Man; The Wolfsonian-FIU; University of California, Berkeley; & University of Oklahoma.
Her teaching interests include modern Italian literature and culture; literary & critical theory; colonial & post-colonial studies; travel writing; Italian anthropology and folklore; Italian fascism; historical & anthropological imaginings of the Mediterranean.
"On the Origins of Making Italy: Massimo D'Azeglio and 'Fatta l'Italia, bisogna fare gli Italiani," Italian Culture 31.1 (2013): 1-16.
"Empires of Tourism: Travel & Rhetoric in Italian Colonial Libya and Albania," Journal of Tourism History 4.3 (2012): 281-300.
Italy Without Borders: Simulacra, Tourism, Suburbia, and the New Grand Tour," Special Issue on Cultural Studies, Italian Studies 65.3 (2010): 376-397.
"Consuming the View: Rome, Tourism, and the Topos of the Eternal City," Special Issue on Capital City, Rome: 1870-2010, Annali d'Italianistica 28 (2010): 91-116.
On leave 2012-2013. In the fall, Dr. Hom will take up the Lauro De Bosis Lectureship in the History of Italian Civilization at Harvard University. In the spring, she will reside at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens as a Senior Associate Member and Oscar Broneer Traveling Fellow.
The University of Oklahoma Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics