Alyssa Granacki

Alyssa Granacki

Student

Alyssa holds a BA from Duke University in History and Italian Studies. She is interested in medieval Italian literature, particularly Dante and Boccaccio, as well as feminist thought and women writers. Her dissertation, entitled "Boccaccio's Women Philosophers: Defining Philosophy, Debating Gender in the Decameron and Beyond" examines the relationship between women and philosophy in early Italian literature. 

From 2013-2014, Alyssa served as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Southern Italy. She has been a James B. Duke fellow and a Dissertation Fellow with Duke's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Currently, she is the recipient of a Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2019-2020.

Interest: Medieval Italian Literature, particularly Dante and Boccaccio, as well as transformations of these texts in modern and contemporary works; Gender Studies; Women Writers, and Feminism.

Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship awarded by Council for European Studies (2019 to 2020)

Dissertation Fellow awarded by Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Duke University (2018 to 2019)

Research Grant awarded by Conversions Working Group (Humanities Writ Large) (2017)

James B. Duke Fellow awarded by Duke University (2014 to 2018)