The long eighteenth-century (1660-1830) French and Italian literature (emphasis on Sicilian writers); religious and philosophical movements; European and Mediterranean history/civilization; material culture. Dr. Summerfield is also a published poet and short-story writer. Her favorite theme is Sicily, her motherland.

PhD, University of Florida, Romance Languages and Literatures, 2004
MA, University of Florida, French Literature, 2000
BA, University of Maryland, Government and Politics, 1998