Tim Curcio (firstname.lastname@example.org) received his B.A. in Italian at Rutgers University (with a minor in American Studies) in 2008. He earned his M.A. in Italian Literaturefrom Middlebury College in 2010, completing coursework both at Middlebury and the University of Florence. He has instructed at the high school level and as adjunct faculty at the County College of Morris. His academic interests include primarily medieval and renaissance literature from historical, stylistic and critical standpoints. Another area of interest is cinema as a vehicle to examine topics such as the Italian American experience, southern identity, organized crime and emigration.