Rome Faculty


Maurizio Albahari is an associate professor of anthropology, fellow at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and faculty affiliate at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, University of Notre Dame. Albahari received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California at Irvine and held research fellowships at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (University of California at San Diego) and at the Erasmus Institute (University of Notre Dame).

Albahari specializes in social-cultural anthropology and teaches on international migration, pluralism, and European societies. His first book is titled Crimes of Peace: Mediterranean Migrations and the World’s Deadliest Border, and he is the author of several publications on migration and religion in Italy and Europe. In Rome, Albahari will share his research on migration, citizenship, and diversity in Italy, with specific attention to the changing qualities and aesthetics of select spaces in the capital.  



Dennis Doordan is a design educator, historian, critic, museum consultant, and co-editor of Design Issues, a journal devoted to the history, theory, and criticism of design. Doordan has a Ph.D. from Columbia University and a B.A. from Stanford University. In 1990 Doordan joined the faculty at the University of Notre Dame and has a joint appointment in the School of Architecture and the Department of Art, Art History, and Design.

Doordan has published books and articles on a wide variety of topics dealing with twentieth century architecture and design with a particular focus on Italian architecture and design. Doordan is the author of Building Modern Italy and Twentieth Century Architecture. He has twice received the John A. Kaneb Award for Undergraduate Teaching at the University of Notre Dame. In Rome, Doordan will share his extensive knowledge of the city’s rich urban and architectural history.