Welcome to the Department of French and Italian at the University of California at Santa Barbara. With faculty renowned for their cutting-edge research and teaching, our department’s aim is to advance new understandings of the French- and Italian-speaking worlds. Our work has illuminated fresh perspectives on France, Italy, and beyond with pioneering scholarship in a range of fields, from Italian cinema to French pop culture to literary theory. As a department, we uphold interdisciplinarity as a core value that we center in our scholarship and our teaching.