We are very pleased to welcome Heather Sottong as the new Publications Manager at CMRS! Dr. Sottong received her PhD in Italian Literature at UCLA where she has taught Italian, German, Comparative Mythology, Dante’s Inferno, and Food and Literature Through the Ages in Italy. She earned her first undergraduate degree in German at the University of Notre Dame. She then moved to Italy to pursue her second undergraduate degree in Foreign Language and Literature at the Università degli Studi di Firenze. While in Florence she also taught courses on the Italian Renaissance to study-abroad students. Heather speaks Italian, French, Spanish, and German, and her research interests include Renaissance theater and the literary appropriation of the Divine Comedy in the Americas.