Dr Joné Gaillard
Dr Joné Gaillard is a Florentine who came to Australia more than 30 years ago. She has a degree in Politics and Social Science from the University of Florence, a postgraduate diploma in Politics from Nancy (France), a MA and a PhD from Melbourne. A social historian, she has taught Italian language, history and culture first in Florence, then as Affiliate Professor at the University of Northern Colorado and, finally, at La Trobe University in Melbourne, where she lives. Besides giving lectures at Universities and cultural institutions both in Australia and overseas, she has published many articles on different aspects of the European culture, and two books, one of fiction and one on opera librettos. Retired, she now lectures at the U3A and leads groups on tours in Europe. A native speaker of Italian, she also speaks French and Spanish. This will be Dr Gaillard’s 8th visit to Albany for Summer School.