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- UCL Teaching Fellow
- Faculty of Arts & Humanities
My research interests lie in the political films and documentaries made in Europe during the 60s and 70s. I am interested in comparing the different approaches adopted in order to touch the audience's consciousness, or more specifically, the interplay between film theories and the director's personal take on a changing society.
While working on my PhD, which explored intercultural literature written by migrants in Italy, I produced a play, 'And the City Spoke'. The play focused on the relationship between refugees and the city of London and other major European cities. My interests in politics and interculturalism come together in my recent and current research on contemporary inter- and transcultural Italian theatre. I study the stage as a space where the centre and the margin can be reconfigured through the way in which European and non-European actors use body and language in the interplay of cultural similarities and differences.
I teach two courses for the European School: Political Theatre and Political Cinema. Political Theatre examines primarily Epic and Popular theatre through the works of Bertolt Brecht - Joan Littlewood - Dario Fo - Franca Rame.
|2009||PhD||Doctorat – Philosophy||University College London|
|2003||MA||Master of Arts – Italian studies||University College London|
|1999||BA||Bachelor of Arts – French and Italian||University College London|