Dr. Guy P. Raffa teaches in the Italian Studies program at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a scholar of Italian literature—the works of Dante above all—who strives to make his research directly and immediately useful not only to fellow academic experts but also to teachers, students, and the general public. In addition to publishing books and articles, Dr. Raffa is the project director of the award-winning Danteworlds website, a multimedia tour of Dante’s afterlife that has been featured in the New Yorker and selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities as “one of the best online resources for education in the humanities.” He has been interviewed in the popular press on Dante-related topics, including the Dante’s Inferno video game, and has written for the Chronicle of Higher Education on the importance of the humanities. He won fellowships from the NEH and the American Council of Learned Societies for his current project on the amazing adventures of Dante’s bones. In his spare time, he enjoys reading fiction and history, visiting Austin’s parks, playing the guitar, and watching baseball games.
Videos available from Dr. Raffa: Dante, A Poet for All Times