Languages, Literatures and Cultures
B.A., Lafayette College
M.A., University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Yale University
Newly arrived in the fall of 2013, Daniel Leisawitz has returned to his Pennsylvania roots to join the Italian program at Muhlenberg. He teaches Elementary and Intermediate Italian with an interactive, communicative approach that has students speaking Italian from day one, and engages them with Italian culture and arts as they hone their language skills. His areas of expertise include Italian cinema, Italian Renaissance and 20th-century literature, the intersection of technology and the arts, and Jewish-Italian culture. He also does translation work, focusing on Italian film and media studies. Prof. Leisawitz is excited to join the Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Department, and is looking forward to fostering Italian here at Muhlenberg.