French & Italian Instructor
Rita is a freelance writer and journalist, specialized in Visual Arts and History of American Photography. She’s also achieving a PHD in Phenomenology and Aesthetics at Sorbonne University in Paris, and will join, next fall, the Department of Philosophy of the New School for Social Research, in New York City, as a Visiting Scholar.
Born and raised in Italy, she moved to Paris in 2003 to go deeper into her academic researches upon Contemporary French Philosophy for her Italian Master Degree. Falling in love with the city and the language, she never came back home! She started a real full immersion that lasted more than 12 years, during which she reached a native-equivalent fluency in French, working for academic, corporate and no-profit organizations. In particular she built strong educational competencies, designing, developing and teaching modules of Italian and French for Business and Corporate Philantrophy for a Parisian training Company.
Natural-born traveler, she started to touring around North America in 2012. She lived in Montreal, Toronto and New York (her lifetime Love!), where she definitely moved in 2015.
Quoting her favorite French philosopher, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, she loves to say that “Language transcends us and yet we speak”. So that, learning a language is not just the result of acquiring grammatical structures and rules: a language lives in you as you live in it, it’s a mutual embrace.
Today Rita writes for the French magazines, Mowwgli and L’Oeil de la Photographie.
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