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Leila Zammar, currently attending a PhD program in Renaissance Studies at the University of Warwick (UK) with a research project on the Teatro Barberini in Rome, she first graduated from the University of Rome, La Sapienza, in “lingue e letterature straniere moderne” (modern languages and literatures: Italian, English and Spanish). Later she obtained her second MPhil from the same university in “storia della musica” (music history), and earned a Master Degree in “Lifelong learning” from the University of Rome, Roma Tre. She passed the Italian State Qualification in English and teaches English in Italian high schools. She also studied music theory, history of music, and basic elements of composition and piano at the Conservatorio di Musica, Licino Refice. As a member of the Chorus Franco Maria Saraceni of the University La Sapienza she participated to several concerts in Italy and abroad. She is author of a book “Carmen, alcune interpretazioni: Bizet, Brook, Rosi” about the development of the character of Carmen in opera, theatre and cinema. She is also a poet: a collection of her poems (some of which in English) were published under the title “Sensazioni”, some other poems have been published in collections by various authors. She is also interested in Women Studies giving lectures, publishing several articles in various newspapers and contributing as co-author to the guide in two volumes “Roma: percorsi di genere femminile”. In her teaching career she taught courses including Italian language, history of music, opera, and some courses on the city of Rome, for various American universities and institutions. She has been teaching at Loyola since 1995 (Italian and Intro to Opera).