College of Arts and Sciences

Renaissance Studies

About Us

Hall Bjørnstad
Director of Renaissance Studies
Associate Professor of French
hallbjor at
(812) 855-6596
GISB 3135

Alex Teschmacher
Administrative Assistant
awteschm at
(812) 856-1169
Maxwell Hall 100B

Steering Committee

Penelope Anderson (English / Elected) 2022-2025
Giles Knox (Art History / Appointed) 2022-2025
Paul Losensky (Comparative Literature and Central Eurasian Studies/Appointed) 2020-2023
Massimo Scalabrini (French and Italian/Elected) 2021-2024
Giovanni Zanovello (Musicology / Elected) 2022-2025

Renaissance Studies Governance Document

Diversity Statement

As an interdisciplinary program with a mission to foster dialogue and collaboration across disciplines, languages and traditions, Renaissance Studies is fundamentally committed to values of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to create and maintain an inclusive community where all feel welcomed, valued and supported, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, gender identity, sexuality, disability, age, economic class or religious tradition. In our programming we welcome and encourage diverse views, epistemologies and research strategies that can help redefine the meaning and scope of the term Renaissance, while also acknowledging the essentially problematic origin and history of Renaissance Studies. Indeed, it is only through such a reckoning that the program can fulfill its mission.

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