Staff members

Dr. Andrea Ricci is the Resident Director of the Bologna Consortial Studies Program, which was founded in 1965 by Indiana University in collaboration with the Department of Italian at the University of Bologna. Appointed by the Indiana University Office of Overseas Study, Dr. Ricci supervises and administers the program. He also conducts academic advising. During the Fall semester he teaches BCSP’s Italian cinema history course.
Dr. Ricci holds a Ph.D. in Italian from Indiana University, an M.A. from the University of Oregon and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at IU. His undergraduate degree is in English and Spanish Languages and Literatures from the University of Bologna. He previously taught Italian and Film at Princeton University and Middlebury College in Vermont. His academic interests are mostly focused on Italian XX century film and literature.



Danielle Di Leo, an American who originally came to Bologna as a study abroad student, helps students with housing, immigration matters, internships, cultural activities, and coordinates the Italian students’ exchange program in accordance with the University of Bologna.
Danielle holds a B.A. from Barnard College in English and Italian and an M.A. in Italian from Middlebury College.


Emanuela Vignudelli supports office administration and organization of student activities. She curates the program’s website, blog and social media. Originally from Castelfranco Emilia, she attended the University of Parma and graduated in Communication Sciences. Emanuela obtained a master’s degree in Film & Media Studies from the University of Bologna. Through the Erasmus program, she studied abroad at the University of Utrecht.