Kora von Wittelsbach
About the Fellow
- Senior Lecturer, Department of Romance Studies, Program in Jewish Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
- Director, Cornell-in-Turin Summer Program in Modern European Politics
- Kora von Wittelsbach’s faculty profile
- 2019-20, Faculty Fellow in Engaged Learning
- Access, Equity and Justice; Culture, Language and History; Law, Government and Policy
Kora von Wittelsbach is cofounder and director of the Cornell in Turin program, in which students study of the impact of the most recent immigration from Africa and Asia on Italian electoral politics and its economic social policies. Parallel to the theoretical explorations of these issues in lectures, students have the opportunity to visit relevant political institutions and community centers. Students also regularly visit community centers for new migrants and asylum-seekers from Africa, Asia and South America, and have an opportunity to hear about the migrants’ experiences first-hand.
Since 2014, students have also had the opportunity to take short, unpaid internships in a number of community centers that serve new immigrants. As an Engaged Faculty Fellow, von Wittelsbach is exploring how to ensure students from all socioeconomic backgrounds can participate in the program and internships, revising curricula so students are even better prepared for the community-engaged internships and more.
Engaged Faculty Fellowship Program
A yearlong cohort program in which faculty dive deep into the theory and practice of community-engaged learning; meet monthly to discuss readings, share projects and workshop challenges; and help transform what it means to teach at Cornell