Linguistics, Transnational Studies, Identity Studies, Migration Studies, Translation and Interpreting Studies
Contemporary Spanish Literature and Culture, Queer and Transgender studies, Migration studies.
Migration Studies, African American Studies, South Asian Studies, Postcolonial Studies
Feminist and Queer Theory in Modern Italian Literature and Cinema; Migration Studies; Sicilian Culture
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
Arab-American literature; Global Arab literature; migration; gender studies and women’s writing; interculturality;
…Prof Eng & Race Ethnicity Migration Studies…
Black Atlantic; Race, Gender, and Modernism;
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.
I am Italian, from Turin. I am a PhD candidate and teaching assistant at the University of Virginia. My area of specialty is Latin American literature, with a comparative focus on Migration Studies and an interdisciplinary interest in the field of Environmental Humanities. Within the theoretical framework of ecocriticism, my research examines the reasons why people emigrate, the ways in which they modify space and culture, and the rhetorical and metaphorical ways in which the urban and oceanic landscapes are represented in migratory literature. I am currently a fellow of the Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation, the Center for the Americas, the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, and the Hispanic Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi. My doctoral dissertation, entitled Hacerse la América: hibridismos imaginados en la literatura migratoria ítalo-argentina [Hacerse la América: Imagined Hybridisms in Italo-Argentinian Migratory Literature] focuses on the diasporic movements related to the South-South axis involving, specifically, the Italian migration to Argentina. While giving voice to emarginated communities, this project offers a critical paradigm for understanding past and contemporary migratory phenomena.