Roberta Waldbaum

Teaching Professor

  • Faculty
  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department of Languages & Literatures

What I do

Roberta K. Waldbaum is the Anna Maglione-Sie Endowed professor in Italian culture, Teaching Professor of Italian, and Associate Chair in the Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Denver where she teaches courses in Italian language, literature, cinema and culture in the Italian Program and in the common curriculum.

Professional Biography

Roberta K. Waldbaum is Teaching Professor of Italian, the Anna Maglione-Sie Endowed Professor in Italian Culture, and Associate Chair in the Department of Languages and Literatures 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 given conference papers in Italian Studies broadly and specifically in the areas of civic engagement, cinema and the teaching of language, and food studies. Recently she was the guest editor of an international journal of European Popular Culture

Degree(s)

  • Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, University of Denver, 1996
  • MA, Italian Literature, University of Colorado, 1979
  • BA, Italian, University of Colorado, 1963

Research

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).