Serena Baldini is a professor of Italian Language and Culture and has been teaching at Gonzaga in Florence since 2004. Born and raised in Florence, she graduated from the University of Florence with a Degree in Lettere e Filosofia and a thesis on Moral Philosophy. She holds a post-graduate Degree in Language and Communication from the Department of Linguistics of the University of Florence. She received a Master's Degree in Didactics of Italian as a Second Language and Promotion of Italian Culture from the University "Ca' Foscari" in Venice (M.A. Dissertation: Issues related to the motivational aspects of Language Learning and didactic projects for monolingual American classes). She completed a Three Year Master’s Degree at The School of Counseling (Centro di Ascolto e Orientamento Psicoanalitico of Florence and Pistoia).
She collaborated in writing a Dizionario di Counseling and recently published (in collaboration with David Marini) a book of Italian Language for elementary students.
S. Baldini - D. Marini, Vorrei. Corso di lingua italiana di livello elementare 1. Libro di testo e libro degli esercizi. Firenze University Press, Florence 2016.
Campi che fuggivano, (When the fields were running, English version of the prose translated by G. Dragnea Horvath and D.S. Butterworth), in“Voyages, Rethinking Nature and its Expression”, Winter 2015, published by Gonzaga University in Florence. (http:// www.voyagesjournal.net)
Counseling e il nuovo status del docente. Esperienze nell’insegnamento dell’italiano in classi monolingui anglofone, in collaboration with David Marini, in “Voyages, Rethinking Nature and its Expression”, Summer 2013, published by Gonzaga University in Florence.
Contributor to Dizionario di Counseling e di Psicoanalisi laica. Edited by Dr. Alessandro Guidi. Published by Editrice Clinamen, Florence, 2010.
Alchemies, a poem by D.S. Butterworth, in collaboration with Gabriela Dragnea Horwath, in “Voyages, Rethinking Nature and its Expression”, Spring 2013, published by Gonzaga University in Florence.