Daniela Dal Pra


Daniela Dal Pra

University of North Carolina Charlotte

Teaching Professor in Italian

Speaker Bio

Daniela Cunico Dal Pra studied at the University of Padua and received her M.A. from the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice, Italy. She earned her PhD in Romance Studies at the Graduate School of UNC-Chapel Hill. Her interest and research focus on European and Italian Cinema and Culture, with a special focus on Migrations across the Mediterranean Sea.

She has been teaching for the Department of Languages and Culture Studies at UNC Charlotte since 2001. At UNCC she is the director and coordinator of the Italian Program, and she collaborates with the Director of Film Studies.

Her courses include: Italian and Latin language and literature; for Liberal Studies: History of Beauty through Western Art History, and Global Connections; for Honors Program: History of Italian Mafia through Film; for the Italian program: Italian Culture, Introduction to European Cinema, History of Italian Cinema, and Migrations across the Mediterranean Sea through Italian cinema.

She is also Director of the Faculty Led Spring Break to Veneto (Italy) Study Abroad Program, and Co-Director of the UNCC Summer School in Rome.


Paper: VENICE IS A FISH: Decline and Rebirth of Venice.