Born in Sossano (Vi), Italy, Stefania Nedderman transferred to the U.S. in 1978 with her American husband. She received her Ph.D. in Romance Languages from the University of Oregon in 1993. Before joining the Modern Languages Department at GU in 1995, she was the supervisor for all first year Spanish courses at the University of Oregon. She also taught for 1 year at the University of South Dakota. Her areas of interest are Spanish and Italian Renaissance and Baroque Literature. She has delivered several papers on the subject. Her research interest extends to Modern Italian writers. Her article "Trascolorare. Metamorphoses in Rosetta Loy's Le Strade di polvere" appears in Gendering Italian Fiction: Feminist Revisions of Italian History. Her current research focuses on Early Modern Spanish mystics. She has directed both the Cuernavaca and Granada programs and is serving on the Women's Studies Advisory Board.