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  • BA, Italian and English, Georgetown University
  • MA, Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
  • PhD, Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

Research Areas

  • 20th and 21st century Italian popular and youth culture
  • Comics and graphic novels
  • Film and Visual Culture, particularly the relationship between text and image
  • Underrepresented voices and identities  
  • Ethnographic film and literature


  • "An Amalgam of Voices: A Prismatic Approach to Memory and History in Gipi's Graphic Novels." European Comic Art, 15.2 (2022): [link].
  • "Book Review: The Photoromance: A Feminist Reading of Popular Culture by Paola Bonifazio." gender/sexuality/italy, 8 (2021): [link].
  • "Listening to the Invisible: Re-establishing Personhood in Migrant Documentary Film." Luci e ombre 2.4 (2014): [link].
  • "Bound and Dreaming: Female Empowerment through Sado-Masochistic Fantasy in Guido Crepax's Valentina.” ImageTexT 7.4 (2014): [link].
  • "Gipi and the Continuation of the Neorealist Tradition in Italian Graphic Novels.” The International Journal of Comic Art 14.2 (2012): 332-47.
  • "Creating Unity through Disunity: Futurism as Paradoxical Movement.” InThe Future of Text and Image: Collected Essays on Literary and Visual Conjunctures. O. Amihay and L. Walsh, eds. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2012. 309-23.
  • "Consuming Humanity." Review of Susan Sontag's On PhotographyThe Romance Sphere (2011): [link].
  • "The Photographic Effect of History in La Storia." L'anello che non tiene. Journal of Modern Italian Literature 20-21.1-2 (2009): 118-28.