B.A., University of Connecticut
M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University
Dr. Draghi’s teaching follows two main branches. The first involves the application of information technology to environmental research, communications, and problem-solving, and includes the use of database, modeling, simulation, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), as well as a consideration of environmental semiotics. His second teaching focus is the cultural history of how humans in different civilizations and periods relate to nature, and in particular how they characterize individuals whose role is to mediate between nature and society in literature, art, folklore, and myth. Dr. Draghi’s research has included work with primary sources in Medieval Latin, Middle High and modern German, French, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Mongolian, and Bhutanese, and his previous work at Yale included the cataloguing of the Beinecke Library’s Tibetan Collection, one of the major collections of Tibetan blockprint and manuscript texts in the world. His current research involves work on the history of hunting and forestry in Britain and German-speaking Europe and the translation of an original Tibetan manuscript from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library that deals with the classification, training, and care of horses in Inner Asia.