Film

Francesca Calamita

Research Summary

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 women’s writing, cultural studies and gender studies. Her research interests also include the intersections between second language acquisition, sociolinguistics and gender studies.

Sarah Annunziato

Education

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)

Research Interests

  • 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

Teaching

University of Virginia

Anne Garland Mahler

Research Summary

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.

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