Akash Kumar

Assistant Professor, Italian Studies

CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies
Degrees Ph.D :: Columbia University (2013)
Akash Kumar (Ph.D., Columbia University) is a scholar of medieval Italian literature, with particular focus on the history of science and philosophy, Mediterranean studies, and digital humanities. His first book project, Dante’s Elements: Translation and Natural Philosophy from Giacomo da Lentini to the Comedy, explores the confluence of scientific thought and the early lyric tradition that creates a vernacular intellectual identity vital to the writing of Dante’s Commedia.

last updated: March 1st, 2024