Clorinda Donato is the George L. Graziadio Chair of Italian Studies at California State University, Long Beach, Professor of French and Italian, and the Director of the Clorinda Donato Center for Global Romance Languages and Translation Studies. Her primary fields of study are the European eighteenth century and the Intercomprehension of the Romance Languages. She has published extensively on eighteenth-century topics and has published several articles on multilingual teaching and learning. She was the principal investigator for the three-year NEH grant, “Teaching French and Italian to Speakers of Spanish” (2011-2014). Her co-authored text book, Juntos: Italian for Speakers of English and Spanish is under contract with Hackett Publishing. Her volume, Dissecting Gender in Eighteenth-Century Italy and England: The Case of Caterina Vizzani is forthcoming in the Voltaire Foundation Series, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment.