Dr Milena Vico
Sessional Lecturer, Italian

Email: Milena.Vico1@nd.edu.au
Phone: 9433 0109

Dr Milena Vico was educated at the University of Pavia (Italy), where she completed a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Politics and History, and lectured in Economics.  She received her PhD in Lithuanian Diaspora in Western Australia at Notre Dame in 2008.  

In 1975, she taught Italian in Torquai, England and from 1978 to 1983 she developed and taught Italian courses in South Australia for the Community Language Program of the Department of Technical and Further Education and pioneered the Italian component of the Interpreter, Level 2 course, the first in South Australia to be accredited by the National Authority for the Accreditation of Translators and Interpreters in March 1980. 

In Western Australia, she was the coordinator and chief examiner of the Italian courses for the Dante Alighieri Society in Perth for eight years.  Her research interests include Russia and Germany in the twentieth century, collective memory, forced migrations and population displacement in Eastern Europe (Baltic States, and Russia), Holocaust and Gulag survivors.  She is currently writing a book on the Lithuanian community in Western Australia.  Dr Vico has been teaching at Notre Dame since 2000.