Miriam Aloisio, aka Profa, grew up in Italy and moved to the United States after finishing her BA in Interpretation and Translation of English and German from the University of Milan. Aloisio later earned an MA in Italian Studies from the University of Virginia, a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of Chicago, where she also taught for 6 years. She also holds a Master in Spanish Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder. Her areas of research and teaching expertise include 20th and 21st century novel in Spanish and Italian, with a particular attention to postmodern novels, ecocriticism, cinematic adaptation, and culture and language. In her spare time, she loves to climb, ski and travel.
She teaches Spanish at NEC and she loves helping students learn a new language.