Louis Moffa is a Ph.D. candidate in Columbia’s Department of Italian and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. He received a B.A. in Italian Studies with honors from Vassar College in 2018 and an M.A. in Italian from Columbia in 2019.
Louis currently serves as Co-Chair of Columbia’s Italian Graduate Student Association. He is a member of the Dante Society of America, the American Boccaccio Association, and the Modern Language Association. His primary research is on medieval natural philosophy and its intersection with theology and narrative. In particular, Louis is interested in Dante’s engagement with astronomy and astrology across his writings.