Jennifer Haraguchi

Jennifer Haraguchi

Jennifer Haraguchi

Associate Professor

Departments: French and Italian, Italian

3139 JFSB



Fall Semester 2019

Office Hours
MW 1-2 p.m., and by appointment
3139 JFSB

Commonly Taught Courses

Ital 202: Intermediate Italian II; Ital 321: Advanced Grammar; Ital 340: Introduction to Italian Literature; Ital 442: Italian Literature in the Age of Reform; Ital 360: Italian Civilization from the Beginning to 1600; Ital 363: Italian Civilization on Study Abroad; Ital 460: Dante’s Divina Commedia (in translation); Ital 445: Italian Women Writers

Department Assignment

Italy Internship Coordinator, Italian Writing Lab Coordinator


Dr. Haraguchi joined the Italian faculty in 2011 after receiving a BA from BYU in International Relations, an MA in Italian Studies from the University of Virginia, and a PhD in Italian Language and Literature from the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on Counter-Reformation Italy, women’s writings, early modern education for women, and women’s social and religious history. She has published essays on religious communities for women in early modern Italy, female spirituality and authorship, and is currently at work on a critical edition and English translation of the creative works of the seventeenth-century Florentine writer and educator Eleonora Ramirez di Montalvo for the Toronto seriesThe Other Voice in Early Modern Europe

 Selected Publications

“Teaching Ignatian Spirituality to Rich and Poor Girls Through Dramatic Performance in Seventeenth-Century Florence.” The Sixteenth Century Journal 47.1 (April 2016): 25–51.

“Istruzione alle maestre (Instruction for Teachers): A Model Text for Women’s Lay Conservatories in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Tuscany.” Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal 10.2 (April 2016): 3–21.

“Convent Alternatives for Rich and Poor Girls in Seventeenth-Century Florence: The Lay Conservatories of Eleonora Ramirez di Montalvo (1602–59).” Devout Laywomen in the Early Modern World. Ed. Alison Weber. Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2016. 255–275.

Vita di Eleonora: A Unique Example of Autobiographical Writing in Counter-Reformation Italy.” I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance 17.2 (2014): 369–397.

“Reinforcing Rules of Conduct in Eleonora Ramirez di Montalvo’s Rappresentazione delle virtù e de’ vizi,” Scenes from Italian Convent Life: An Anthology of Theatrical Texts and Contexts (15th-17th centuries), edited by Elissa Weaver, Ravenna: Longo Editore, 2009, pp. 171-192.

“Debating Women’s Fashion in Renaissance Venice,” A Well-Fashioned Image: Clothing and Costume in European Art, 1500-1850, edited by Elissa Weaver and Elizabeth Rodini, University of Chicago Press, 2002, pp. 22-34.

Ladri di biciclette: Zavattini’s Recasting of Bartolini’s Novel,” Pagina pellicola pratica: studi sul cinema italiano, edited by Rebecca West, Ravenna: Longo Editore, 2000, 109-125.


Ph.D., Italian Literature, University of Chicago, 2010

M.A., Italian Studies, University of Virginia, 1996

B.A., International Relations, Italian minor, Brigham Young University, 1992


Early Modern Italy, Counter Reformation, convent theater, women’s education, women’s social and religious history


Lingua Romana, special issue, Women and Territories in Italian Literature and Culture