Johanna Rossi Wagner

Director of Studies
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Welcome to First College! As the director of studies, I am dedicated to supporting your academic and personal goals throughout your first two years at Princeton.

I came to First College from the Office of International Programs where I advised students studying abroad in the UK, Ireland and East Asia. I received my Ph.D. from Rutgers University in Italian, and my scholarly interests include migration narratives, colonial history and postcolonial literatures. For nine years, I taught modern literature, cinema and language in the Italian program at Penn State, where I earned my undergraduate degree in English. I am a Pennsylvania native and a big fan of Pittsburgh (Go Steelers!), but I feel most at home traveling. I also enjoy film, reading and practicing all forms of yoga. I look forward to seeing you around First College where you might find me with my partner, Jason, and seven-year-old, Tru, discussing Star Wars movies.

My door is always open to you so please come and see me!