As program Director, Elisabetta (Dott.Lett University of Padua, M.A Purdue University, PhD University of Trento & Université Paris 8) is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Padua and Venice programs. Prior to her appointment with Boston University, she worked for the University of California in Padua and Trento and was Adjunct Professor at the University of Trento for five years. She has worked with study abroad programs since 1998. Specialized in Women Studies and Comparative Literature, she has published in various fields such as Linguistics, Women Studies, Italian and French Literature. For BU Study Abroad in Padua, she usually teaches the Contemporary Italian Literature course.