A native of Madrid (Spain) Esther Poveda’s love for languages, literature and traveling started at a young age, when she decided to complete a B.A. in English Philology at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. Since then she has lived in Ireland, the United States, Spain and Guatemala, and she has travelled extensively in Europe and the Americas.
Dr Francesca Calamita works in the area of women, gender and sexuality in European and global contexts, and she is internationally recognised for her publications on the fictional depiction of eating disorders and other complex relationships with body and food in Italian literature and culture. Her interdisciplinary research, transnational and anchored in feminist theory, bridges Italian women’s writing, cultural studies and gender studies. Her research interests also include the intersections between gender and medical humanities as well as migrant literature.
Ph.D.: The Johns Hopkins University, Italian, Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures (2007)
B.A.: Smith College, Italian and Government, Cum Laude, Department of Italian Languages and Literatures and Department of Government (2000)
- Italian Children’s Literature, Media, and the History of Childhood in Italy
- Film Adaptation and Italian Cinema and Television
- Italian American Studies
- Italian-Language Pedagogy
University of Virginia
Adrienne Ward received her Ph.D. in Italian from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her area of specialty is 17th- and 18th-century Italian literature, with a focus on theater production and culture. Her first book, Pagodas in Play: Representations of China in 18th-Century Italian Opera, was published by Bucknell University Press in 2010.
Anne Garland Mahler is an interdisciplinary scholar focused on South-South political and cultural movements, particularly among Latin American, African American, and U.S. Latinx writers. Her research draws on the fields of cultural studies, history, and critical theory of racial capitalism and globalization. An Associate Professor with a PhD in Latin American cultural studies (Emory University, 2013), her work has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, the Ford Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation.