Ty Davidian

Ty Davidian

Ph.D. Student in Italian, admitted Autumn 2021
2019: B.A., Italian and Special Fields (Political Science), University of California, Los Angeles
2017-2018: UCEAP Exchange Program in International Relations and Italian Literature, Università di Bologna

Ty Davidian is a Ph.D. student in Italian with additional interests in French literature, Political Science, and Religious Studies. He graduated from UCLA with a BA in Italian and Special Fields, and spent one year abroad at Università di Bologna where he studied European political relations.
At UCLA, he wrote a capstone thesis on 'Futurist Islam' and 'Fascist Islam' through the lens of F. T. Marinetti's Mafarka il futurista, Il tamburo di fuoco, and Il poema africano. The capstone invoked aspects of Islamic theology and explored the evolving role of Islam in Italian East Africa from a Futurist perspective.

His primary research interests revolve around avant-garde poetics and prose, Futurist art and literature, and Italo-African literatures. He is also currently a coordinator of the Italian Modernities Lecture Series.
In his free time, Ty is an IDM/lofi music producer, avid soccer fan, and snowboarder.



Office Hours

By appointment

Research Interests

  • Digital Humanities


  • Italian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


  • Political History, Theory & Culture


  • Postcolonial Studies