Roberta Kaye Waldbaum
Anna Maglione-Sie Endowed Professor of Italian Culture; Teaching Professor, Italian
What I do
Roberta K. Waldbaum is the Anna Maglione-Sie Endowed Professor in Italian culture, and Teaching Professor of Italian in the Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures at the University of Denver where she teaches Italian language, literature, cinema and culture in the Italian Program and English courses in the common curriculum.
Roberta K. Waldbaum is Teaching Professor of Italian, the Anna Maglione-Sie Endowed Chair in Italian Culture, in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Denver (DU) where she teaches Italian language, literature, film and culture in the Italian Program and in the common curriculum. She co-founded and co-directed the DU/Bologna International Center for Civic Engagement in Bologna, Italy, and serves on the advisory board for the annual Maria and Tommaso Maglione Italian film award and the Showcase on Italian Cinema at the Denver Film Festival. She has published book chapters, translations, journal articles and has given conference papers in Italian Studies in the areas of international civic engagement, cinema and the teaching of language, Italian Jewish Literature and Film, and food studies. She is the guest editor of the international journal of European Popular Culture, "Soggiorno in Italia-Sojourn in Italy", (May 2019) that contains articles written by DU CAHSS faculty who received travel grants to Italy.
- Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, University of Denver, 1996
- MA, Italian Literature, University of Colorado, 1979
- BA, Italian, University of Colorado, 1963
- Amercan Association for Italian Studies
- American Association of Teachers of Italian
- South Atlantic Modern Language Association
- Western Jewish Studies Association
- Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
Co-translated and co-edited the English translation of "Se a parlare sono rimaste soltanto le pietre" (If the Stones Alone Are Left to Speak), by Angelo Angeletti (Tipografia Pliniana di Selci-Lama Press 2019); is the guest editor of “Soggiorno in Italia-Sojourn in Italy (Journal of European Popular Culture, Volume 10 Number 1, Intellect Journals Ltd., UK, 2019); and published book chapter, ‘Keys to the city: Opening the Gates to Italian Culture through Literature and Film’, in Fostering Culture Through Film (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK (2016).
Areas of Research
- DU's Most Outstanding Faculty Member Contributing to Impactful Teaching, Office of the Provost