Alessia Dalsant

  • Lecturer, Modern Languages
  • PhD Yale University
  • MPhil Yale University
  • MA Hunter College
  • BA Hunter College

Teaching Interests

Spanish and Italian language acquisition; Spanish for Health Care, Latin American Culture, Hispanoarabic Culture, Italian Culture; Italian for business, Italian literature of migration, Italian Literature and the Media, Italian for Business

Research Interests

Hispanoarabic culture, medieval Iberia; literature of migration in Italy and Europe; Italian culture and society.

Bio

Originally from Italy, Professor Alessia Dalsant received her doctorate degree in Spanish language and literature in 2012, although has been teaching in higher education since 2005. Professor Dalsant is interested in Second Language Acquisition and the use of technology to enhance language learning. At CLIC, she is eager to create a multicultural environment where cross-cultural interactions can flourish and students can develop cultural and linguistic competences.

Professional Memberships

  • Italian American Studies Association 2021 - Present
  • New England Regional Association for Language Learning Technology 2019 - Present
  • International Association for Language Learning technology 2019 - Present
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages 2013 - Present
  • Modern Language Association 2010 - Present
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2020, induction to Sigma Delta Pi honor society, Bentley University
  • Publications

    Journal Articles


  • Dalsant, A. (2016). Sendebar". . The Literary Encyclopedia. (Link)
  • Dalsant, A. (2013). Lo abyecto vs. lo sagrado: los siete pecados capitales y la naturaleza en La Charca de Manuel Zeno Gandía” Revista Iberoamericana. Revista Iberoamericana, (LXXIX) 244-245 797-816.
  • Presentations

  • Dalsant, A. (2015). “Bridging the Atlantic: the Frame Tale Genre and the Creation of Infinite Books” Presented at the Salve Regina University Guest Lecturer RI
  • Dalsant, A. (2014). “A Labyrinth of Stories: from the Arabian Nights to Jorge Luis Borges” Presented at the University of Buffalo- SUNY Guest Lecturer Buffalo
  • Dalsant, A. (2013). “The wisdom of women in the Sendebar” Presented at the RMMLA Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) Vancouver, WA
  • Dalsant, A. (2012). “Los siete pecados capitales en La Charca de Manuel Zeno Gandía” Presented at the NECLAS New England Council of Latin American Studies
  • Dalsant, A. (2011). “Framing women: representations of women in the Spanish framed tale tradition” Presented at the University of Kentucky 64th Kentucky Foreign Language Conference Lexington, KY
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Mentor (Faculty) for Focal Area 2 2021 - Present
  • Mentor (Faculty) for Modern Languages Award Ceremony-Roxana Prize 2021 - Present
  • Mentor (Faculty) for Modern Languages Full Time Faculty Meetings 2021 - 2021
  • Full Time Faculty Member for Modern Languages Full Time faculty 2020 - 2020
  • Created Italian placement test for Modern Languages Department 2019 - 2019
  • University Service


  • Mentor (Faculty) for Student Experience round session 2021 - Present
  • Program Organizer for Brunch with ISA 2021 - Present
  • Mentor (Faculty) for Academic exploration day 2021 - Present
  • Program Organizer for Culture Crash Course with CLIC/Cronin 2021 - Present
  • Mentor (Faculty) for Undergraduate Academic Programs Fair 2021 - Present
  • Mentor (Faculty) for Academic Integrity Hearing 2021 - Present
  • Mentor (Faculty) for CLIC Panel: How Languages Open Doors in the Business World 2021 - Present
  • Mentor (Faculty) for Virtual Admitted Student day 2021 - Present
  • Director of CLIC for Language platforms Demo and CLIC renovation brainstorming session 2021 - Present
  • Mentor (Faculty) for CLIC Newsletter 2020 - Present
  • Mentor (Faculty) for CLIC-Language Corners 2021 - 2021
  • Mentor (Faculty) for CLIC Newsletter 2021 - 2021
  • Program Organizer for Italian Movie Night with Italian Society 2021 - 2021
  • Program Organizer for Spanish movie night 2021 - 2021
  • Mentor (Faculty) for FYS advising sessions 2021 - 2021
  • Program Organizer for CultureFest 2021 - 2021
  • Committee Member for Study Abroad Application Review Committee 2021 - 2021
  • Mentor (Faculty) for CLIC workshop: French Names Pronunciation 2020 - 2020
  • Mentor (Faculty) for CLIC-Spanish Names Pronunciation 2020 - 2020
  • Mentor (Faculty) for CLIC-Empanadas Cooking Class 2020 - 2020
  • I organized events for CLIC for Culture Fest 2020 - 2020
  • Mentor (Faculty) for CLIC-Chinese Calligraphy Workshop 2020 - 2020
  • Mentor (Faculty) for CLIC-Panel on the Benefits of Learning a Language 2020 - 2020
  • Mentor (Faculty) for CLIC-Zumba class in Spanish 2020 - 2020
  • Mentor (Faculty) for Academic Program Fair 2020 - 2020
  • Mentor (Faculty) for CLIC Video Tour 2020 - 2020
  • Mentor (Faculty) for CLIC-Chinese Names Pronunciation 2020 - 2020
  • Mentor (Faculty) for Fall virtual Preview day 2020 - 2020
  • Mentor (Faculty) for Director of CLIC 2020 - 2020
  • Committee Member for International Intensive Committee - 2019
  • Organized events @ CLIC for Culture Fest 2019 - 2019
  • Mentor (Faculty) for International Education Fair Q&A - 2019
  • Special Institutional Assignment for Fall Open House at Bentley - 2019