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Valli, Nives

Title/s:  Adjunct Professor

Email: nvalli@luc.edu


Nives Valli earned a laurea in Foreign Languages and Literature, successfully defending her thesis about Jesuits in China and Japan in the XVI-XVII century and the question of cultural alterity. Her research centered around encounters between different cultures, dealing with the “Other” and the wide variety of reactions to this phenomenon. She received her professional teaching qualification as a teacher of Italian (DITALS II) from the University for Foreigners in Siena and has been teaching Italian as a foreign language since 2000. A keen traveler, she has worked at the Italian Institute of Culture in Japan and at the Dante Alighieri Society in Australia, where she attained Certificate IV in Business after studying at the Central College of Sydney. She speaks English and Japanese and has taught Italian at the Pontifical Gregoriana University, the Pontifical College Pio Brasiliano, the CASD Italian Military Academy, and the International Pontifical College Mater Ecclesiae.


  • Laurea, Foreign Languages and Literature: Chinese and Japanese, Sapienza University of Rome

Research Interests

  • Jesuits in China and Japan in the XVI-XVII century
  • Cultural alterity
  • Different cultures dealing with the "Other"