Francesca Tataranni Senior Lecturer in Classics and Director of Latin Instruction

Francesca Tataranni's teaching and research interests include Latin language and literature, Greek and Roman history, and the social and cultural history of Republican and Early Imperial Rome. She has published articles on the ethnic identity and self-representation of the Samnites and other ancient peoples of central and southern Italy. At Northwestern, Francesca has discovered a true passion for teaching Latin language and literature to undergraduate and graduate students.

Tataranni is a 2009 winner of a Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Teaching Award. She was also elected five times to the ASG (Associated Student Government) Honor Roll (2006-2009, 2011, 2013).  She is an affiliate of the Classical Traditions Initiative.