Sarah Axelrod teaches at Harvard University, where she was appointed College Fellow in Italian in 2016. She has recently taught graduate and undergraduate courses on Boccaccio and on modern and contemporary poetry, as well as an undergraduate survey course in Italian literature. In 2017 and 2018, she taught three brand-new courses on literature of migration, on humor, and on Boccaccio and Petrarch's literary relationship.
Sarah obtained her Ph.D. in Italian Studies at Harvard in 2015. She has years of university teaching experience, and she recently submitted her first book, Boccaccio's Arboretum: Prickly Humor, Flowering Fiction for publication.