Michela Vanon Alliata
English literature

What do you teach at Ca’ Foscari? What are your main research interests? 
My name is Michela Vanon Alliata and my field of research is nineteenth-century English, Anglo-American and contemporary literature.

Tell us about your academic path.
I graduated from this university, where I also did my PhD; then I was a cultural journalist in Milan and, after winning a competition for a researcher job, I moved here with my family.

What is the aspect of your research you are most passionate about?
Research is by definition an exciting experience, because it expands the scope of your knowledge.

What does teaching and researching mean to you?
Trying to convey a passion for literature and helping students read a text critically.

What has given you the greatest satisfaction in your career?
Stimulating interest and curiosity in students and being an example of professionalism for them.

What would you say to young people starting their university career?
To work hard and treasure everything that is offered to them.

And to those approaching research today?
Doing their job the best they can.

Why Ca’ Foscari and Venice?
Because it is a university with a great heritage and because studying in Venice, an open-air campus bursting with beauty, is a unique experience.

Last update: 28/02/2023