Silvia Tiboni-Craft is an Associate Teaching Professor of Italian at Wake Forest University since 2012. She obtained both a B.A. and M.A. in Italian Literature from the Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo with a special focus on 19th and 20th century. In 2006 she moved to the United Stated thanks to an exchange program between her Italian University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she collaborated with the Italian Department. After a year she started her Ph.D. in Italian at Rutgers University and she completed it in 2015 with a dissertation on Italian women writers titled Fantasy of the Domestic Space.  Since at Wake Forest Silvia taught a variety of courses in Italian Language, Culture and Literature, she led several research projects with students at the undergraduate level and she successfully created numerous extra-curricular activities to create a sense of community on campus and within the Winston-Salem community. Silvia’s research and teaching interests include 19th and 20th century Italian women writers, 20th century Italian poetry, domestic space, feminist theory and also pedagogy. Silvia recently published a book chapter titled “The stolen identities in Maria Messina’s novel A House in the Shadow” in Representation of Female identity in Italy. From Neoclassicism to the 21st Century and she is currently work on  a book project that explores how female writers portray in their novels and short stories the domestic space in which women were segregated. Silvia also works on a pedagogical project on the use of 3D videos and virtual reality to facilitate students’ learning of Italian Language, Literature and Culture.