Contemporary Spanish Literature and Culture, Queer and Transgender studies, Migration studies.
Linguistics, Transnational Studies, Identity Studies, Migration Studies, Translation and Interpreting Studies
world literature; global anglophone literature; diasporas, transnationalism, migration literature
Migration Studies, African American Studies, South Asian Studies, Postcolonial Studies
Feminist and Queer Theory in Modern Italian Literature and Cinema; Migration Studies; Sicilian Culture
Arab-American literature; Global Arab literature; migration; gender studies and women’s writing; interculturality;
20th and 21st century Latin American Literature, Southern Cone narrative, memory and trauma studies, representations of (political) violence, the child in literature and film, gender, identity and migration studies
20th/21st C postcolonial and transnational literature, political and affective economies, vulnerability, migration studies and diaspora, new historicism, cultural studies, gender studies, feminist/queer theory, critical race theory, political theory
I direct the Institute for Research in the Humanities at UW-Madison, and do research and teach in modernist studies, feminist studies, narrative studies, migration/diaspora studies, world literatures, postcolonial studies. In 2013, I am the chair of the Division of 20th Century English Literature.
…ntic Italian Migrants”. Seattle, USA, January 9-12
2019, Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA): “Global Diasporas and Literature: The Case of the Italian Migration to Argentina through ¿Inocentes o culpables? by Antonio Argerich”. El Paso, Texas, October 10-12 …
I am a doctoral candidate (ABD) and teaching assistant in the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese at the University of Virginia, from which I will graduate on May 16, 2020. My area of specialty is nineteenth- and twentieth-century Latin America, with a comparative focus on migration movements and an interdisciplinary interest in the field of Environmental Humanities. My doctoral dissertation, entitledMaking Art in Migration: Politics and Transculturation in Italian and Argentinian Literature (1880-1930), focuses on the diasporic movements related to the South-South axis involving specifically the Italian migration to Argentina from 1880 to 1930. My most recent publication is “Colombia no tiene quien la cure: el discurso médico en El coronel no tiene quien le escriba(1958-61) de Gabriel García Márquez”. October 10-12, I will be presenting at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) Conference in El Paso, Texas; January 9-12, I will present at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention in Seattle.