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Dr. Ryan Calabretta-Sajder.

Join the American Association of Teachers of Italian with over 900 Instructors and Student members across the world and be part of rich culture and studies of Italy.

Founded in 1923, and celebrating more than 100 years, the AATI's mission is to promote, advance, and preserve the study of the Italian language, literature, and culture in its multiple historical and contemporary manifestations. Our members not only have access to a vast global network of others with similar interests, but also to our quarterly journal, Italica, and a twice-annual newsletter, but also seminars, workshops, and conferences online, locally, and abroad.

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Clorinda Donato, Ph.D.

Professor of French and Italian
Director, The Clorinda Donato Center for
Global Romance Languages and Translation Studies

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Valeria Luppino

Lead Italian Teacher Millburn High School
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AATI Vice-President K-12

Teacher of Italian
Nutley High School

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AATI Statement on Racism

AATI Statement on Racism

Updated June 11, 2020 June 4, 2020 The members of the American Association of Teachers of the Italian (AATI) maintain our position as an antiracist educational organization. As one of the largest international associations of Italian Studies aimed at fostering...


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