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Sasha Perugini

Ph.D., Tufts University; Boston, MA



Dr Sasha Perugini has been personally and professionally exposed to various cultures and has lived in, and adjusted to, various countries (Italy, USA, UK, Germany, Former-Yugoslavia, Australia), developing her multilingual and cross-cultural competencies. She holds a Laurea Magistrale in English and Russian Literatures and Languages from the University of Siena and a Ph.D in History of Theatre from Tufts University.

Since 1994 Dr. Perugini has been professionally involved in teaching and managerial roles in international student cultural exchanges and study abroad programs within American, Italian, and Australian colleges and universities, in both the US and Italy. She has worked as Academic Manager for the University of Siena (Italy), Assistant Director at IES Abroad in Rome (Italy), and Centre Manager of the European campus of the Australian Monash University, in Prato, Italy. Thanks to her cross-cultural experiences, she has always had active roles and responsibilities in relation to study abroad practices and student cultural adjustment.

Dr. Perugini's academic and professional interests focus on the streams of students and academics around the globe in relation to educational goals and internationalization practices. She started serving Syracuse University as Director of the Florence branch in 2011. She teaches a course on International Education: “EDU 400: The Industry of Knowledge”. She has published five works of creative non-fiction and many of her poems have been translated and published in the US. Since 2013 she has been an active blogger for the Huffington Post Italy.”