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Pier Mattia Tommasino

Associate Professor, Italian, Columbia University

Associate Professor, Middle East Institute, Columbia University

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Pier Mattia Tommasino (PhD, Scuola Normale Superiore, 2009) is an Associate Professor of Italian, associate editor of Romanic Review, and founder of the Italian Mediterranean Colloquium.

He has been a visiting professor at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (2023), a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (2018-2019), and Francesco E. Dombrowski Fellowship at The Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Villa I Tatti, Florence (2010-2011).

Tommasino’s teaching and research explores the generative contact between the Italian peninsula and the Muslim world from the fourteenth through the early eighteenth centuries. His first book is The Venetian Qur’an: a Renaissance Companion to Islam, published in Italian in 2013 and in English in 2018. He is currently finishing his second monograph, entitled Port Voices, Courtly Texts. Five Observations of Late Medici Orientalism, 1666-1673.