Johanna Rossi Wagner

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Assistant Dean for Studies
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Welcome to New College West! As the Assistant Dean for Studies, I am dedicated to supporting your academic goals throughout your first two years at Princeton.

This is my fourth year as assistant dean and I welcome the opportunity to cultivate a curious and inspiring intellectual community in our college. Before coming to the residential colleges, I worked in 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 almost a decade, 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, hiking, reading and practicing all forms of yoga. I look forward to seeing you around the college where you might find me with my partner, Jason, and daughter, Tru, discussing the finer points of the Star Wars films.