The Nanovic Institute offers faculty and scholars from all over Europe the opportunity to research and/or teach at the University of Notre Dame with our Visiting Scholar Programs. Visiting scholars may spend a semester at the University of Notre Dame during the academic year or a month during the summer depending on need and availability. In addition to personal endeavors, visiting scholars have the opportunity to connect with Notre Dame faculty and students as well as participate in Nanovic lectures and events.
Meet our Nanovic Institute Visiting Scholars
Taras Dobko (Spring 2013) is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Senior Vice-Rector at the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv, Ukraine). His research interests include classical phenomenology; secularization in post-modern culture; phenomenology of religion; homo post-sovieticus in the Ukrainian context, and university autonomy and academic culture. Dr. Dobko was one of the leading advocates for the recognition of theology as an academic field and its introduction into university curricula in post-Soviet Ukraine. In 2005-2009, he was a member of the working group of the Consortium of Ukrainian Universities promoting university autonomy for the development of civil society in Ukraine. In 2009-2010, Dr. Dobko was a member of the National Team of Higher Education Reform Experts that worked to enhance progress toward the Bologna objectives in the country. He has a number of publications on the issues of university autonomy, academic culture and their role for modernization of higher education in Ukraine.
Julia López (Spring 2013) has served as Professor of Labor Law and Social Security Law at the Pompeu Fabra University Law School in Barcelona, Spain since 1996. Lopez has been affiliated with the University of Rome, the University of Paris-Nanterre II, the Institute of European Studies of the Free University of Brussels, and the University of Naples. Her research interests involve the judicialization of labor rights and international norms, equality and gender policies, labor law and social function.
Luca Marcozzi (Spring 2013) joins the Nanovic Institute this spring as the University’s residential Italian Fulbright scholar. He teaches Italian Literature at Roma Tre University and is teaching the “Books Authors, and Readers in Italy from the Late Middle ages to the Renaissance,” a graduate studies course, at Notre Dame this semester. He completed his M.A. at La Sapienza University of Rome in 1993 and, after studying in France, he obtained a Degree in Library sciences from the Vatican Library in 1997, and a Ph.D. in Italian literature from Roma Tre University in 2000. Marcozzi studies mainly Medieval and Renaissance literature, from Dante to Bembo, and its role in developing a cultural identity. His most recent books are Petrarca platonic (Rome, 2011) and, as editor, the proceedings of the Conference Nello specchio del mito, on classical mythology in Italian literature (Florence 2012) In 2011, he coordinated the exhibition Viaggio tra i capolavori della letteratura italiana held in Palazzo del Quirinale, Rome, celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Italian Unity, and co-edited its catalogue.