Community Conversations are informal discussions between Faculty of Arts staff and members of our community, including alumni, students and industry partners, that explore the values of the Humanities and Social Sciences in times of crisis, recovery and everyday life.
Episode 8: Matt Absalom in conversation with Stefano de Pieri
In the next part of our Community Conversations series, lecturer in Italian Studies Matt Absalom is joined by restaurateur, chef and Faculty of Arts alum Stefano de Pieri. The pair chat about their shared-Italian roots, Stefano's adopted home – Mildura and their passion for food and politics.
Stefano was born in Treviso, near Venice and migrated to Australia in 1974. He quickly became involved in community causes in Australia and studied a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne, with majors in Politics and Italian Studies. Since 1991, he has lived and worked in Mildura where he runs successful restaurant, Stefano's and continues to be heavily involved within the Mildura community.
Matt Absalom is a university teacher and researcher, professional linguist, Italian language coach, translator and published author. A regular visitor to Italy over the last 30 years, he has carried out research, led study tours, and negotiated in-country study opportunities for his students. Matt is a passionate advocate for languages.
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