International legal and policy papers for publications associated with the United Nations; co-author, “The Sarajevo Declaration,” Bosnian Academy of Sciences
Dozens of articles in a variety of distinguished journals, volumes and papers, including Neitzsche in Italy, Italian Women Writers from The Renaissance to The Present, Feminine Feminists, Stanford Italian Review, Italica, Annali d’italianistica, Substance, Art & Text, SIGNS, The Brown Journal of World Affairs, Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce, Odjek (Sarajevo), and European national dailies
Translations in Ten Italian Poets (Dana Gioia, ed.), New Poems on The Underground, Poetry, Chelsea, Sulfur, and for City Lights Books and Francis Ford Coppola


  • Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, Fall 2014-on, Adjunct Prof. of Literature
  • Syracuse University, Los Angeles, 2013-on, Professor, Literature and Film Studies
  • Stanford University, 2013-on, VVisiting Professor, Comparative Literature, Continuing Studies Master of Liberal Arts program
  • Gothenburg University, 2001-2002, Affiliate Research Professor, Humanities Institute
  • University of Zagreb, 1997: Guest Professor, Program in the Sociology of Culture, Faculty of Political Science. Taught graduate course in history of hospitality to future politicians, diplomats and journalists from Bosnia & Herzegovina and Croatia
  • Syracuse University, 1990—2013: William P. Tolley Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities, 2005-07; Tenured Full Professor of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature, Emerita, Affiliate, Women’s Studies, College of Arts and Sciences; Board, Center for European Studies, Moynihan Institute of International Studies, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Policy; Faculty Associate, Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflict, The Maxwell School; Faculty Affiliate, Center for Environmental Policy, School of Management; Director, Humanities Doctoral Program; interdisciplinary teacher, undergraduate and graduate classes and seminars, Literature, Film, Women’s Studies and International Relations; Dean’s Advisory Committee; Academic Senate; developed curriculum, taught and directed Women’s Studies, Study Abroad Program, Florence, 1994, Core Faculty for Cinema, Goldring Arts Journalism Masters Program
  • Cornell University, Fall 1992, Spring 2006: Visiting Professor of Italian Studies
  • Stanford University, 1981—1990: Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Italian; Fellow, Stanford Center for the Humanities; Adviser, Department of Comparative Literature; Board, Program in Modern Thought and Literature, Feminist Studies. Taught in International Relations; awarded numerous grants, fellowships and honors, including PEW Foundation grant and Yalom Research Award, Institute for Research on Women and Gender; developed curriculum and taught, Overseas Studies Program, Florence, Italy, 1983; Florence Alumni Program
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1987: Delivered Distinguished Scholar Lectures on Italian national identity, literature, fashion and terrorism


  • Tenth United Nations Congress on International Crime, Vienna, 2000: Guest Expert, sessions on human trafficking and Bosnia
  • Independent Bureau for Humanitarian Issues, Geneva, Sarajevo, Islamabad, 1998-99:
    US Representative and Consultant; collaborated in analysis and recommendation of social policy for developing and recently traumatized countries in Central Europe and Central Asia, including Bosnia & Herzegovina, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan, for U.N.-recognized international organization; collaborated on developing scenario for New Humanitarian Order
  • The Ford Foundation, 1999: Consultant to international programs on issues of cultural and political identity
  • Institute for The Future, Menlo Park, CA, 1998-: Affiliate, Consultant, issues of identity, technology, demographic shifts, and transcultural transactions
  • Transnational Radical Party Committee to Establish International Criminal Court, 1997: with Emma Bonino, Arieh Neier and others; Rome Conference that established statute (1998)
  • Policy Adviser, Media Democratization Projects, Croatian Journalists’ Association, Zagreb, 1997: Devised strategies for challenging government’s licensing policies for electronic media; taught discourse analysis, narrative theory, and interviewing techniques at Journalism School
  • United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, The Hague, 1995-1996: Analyzed sex-based war crimes; suggested novel prosecution strategy; counseled adoption of new international law defining rape as a crime against humanity (law was implemented in 1997)


  • Founder and Instructor, Private Writers’ Seminar, Syracuse, NY, 2004-2007: provided intensive instruction to writers of prose, poetry, screenplays and journalism
  • Organizer and Fundraiser, “Histories of the Future: Postmodern Perspectives on Democracy,” Zagreb, 1997: International conference called “the most dangerous thinking in Croatia” by one observer during first post-war Presidential election
  • Executive Committee, “No Peace Without Justice,” Rome / New York, 1994-97: Served with Emma Bonino and Arieh Neier on committee to establish the International Criminal Court
  • Director, Humanities Doctoral Program, Syracuse University, 1992-1996: Chaired one of the only interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs in the country
  • Organizer and Fundraiser, “Designing Italy: ‘Italy’ in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas,” Syracuse University, 1995: International conference to reevaluate national, ethnic, gender and minority identities from a global perspective
  • Organizer and Fundraiser, “Women, Culture, War,” Zagreb, 1994: International five-language conference on genocidal rape held during the war
  • Chair, Executive Committee for Italian Studies, MLA, 1989: Presided over national-level participation; created new institutional categories for Modern and Contemporary Studies
    • Organizer and Fundraiser, “Talking Terrorism: Ideologies and Perspectives in a Postmodern World,” Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University, 1988: Provocative, widely reviewed international conference on clandestine political violence, human rights and cultural representation with participation of ABC’s Nightline



  • His Name Is Daniel, 2001, for Hallmark Entertainment. Filmed, Sarajevo, for global TV broadcast 2001; story of a Bosnian girl who survives rape and enforced pregnancy
  • Lady Lush, feature-length biopic; story of Marty Mann, first woman in AA, founder of National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence; optioned
  • The Bitter Chalice, with Jacques Lipkau-Goyard; story set in wartime Bosnia


  • Rape Warfare has received international news coverage by the Associated Press, The New York Times, and independent journalists in the US, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Croatia, and Bosnia and has been reviewed extensively by major publications including The New York Review of Books
  • Revisioning Italy has received coverage by US and European print media
  • Numerous professional honors include endowed chair (see above), Stanford Humanities Center Fellow, American Literary Translators’ Award, One of the Ten Best Books of the Year; National Endowment for the Arts Grant, Delmas Foundation Fellowship for Research in Venice, Pro Suezia Foundation Grant for Research in Sweden, Folger Institute Grant, Washington, D.C.; Prize for Best Feature-length Screenplay (“The Bitter Chalice”), Roma Independent Film Festival


  • University of California at Berkeley, Ph.D. ; Columbia University, M.A.; University of Siena, Siena, Italy; University of California at Berkeley, B.A.

LANGUAGES: Fluent Italian and French; some Spanish, Swedish, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian