Educational Background

  • B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures, Università degli Studi di Cassino (Italy)
  • M.A. in Romance Studies, Cornell University
  • PH.D. in Romance Studies (specialization in Italian Cinema), Cornell University

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Italian cinema
  • Echoes of Pier Paolo Pasolini in contemporary Italian cinema
  • The intersection between fiction and reality in feature films and documentaries from the 1960s to the present
  • Italian women's cinema
  • Eco-cinema
  • The relationship between TV and cinema

Selected Publications


Marco Tullio Giordana. Una poetica civile in forma di Cinema. Marco Olivieri, Anna Paparcone. Rubbettino Editore, May 2017.


"Beyond Politics: The Cinema of Marco Tullio Giordana." Italian Political Cinema. Public Life, Imaginary and Identity in Contemporary Italian Film, edited by Christian Uva and Giancarlo Lombardi, Peter Lang, 2016, pp. 185-198.

"Romanzo di una strage di Marco Tullio Giordana: verso una riappropriazione critica di Pier Paolo Pasolini." Pier Paolo Pasolini. Prospettive americane, edited by Fulvio Orsitto, Federico Pacchioni, Matauro Edizioni, 2015, pp. 279-304.

"Un mosaico di verità per «una storia sbagliata». Il caso Pasolini secondo Marco Tullio Giordana e Aurelio Grimaldi." Strane storie. Il cinema e i misteri d'Italia, edited by Christian Uva, Rubbettino, October 2011, pp. 95-104.

"Francesco Rosi's Hands Over the City: A Contemporary Perspective on the Camorra." Mafia Movies: A Reader, edited by Dana Renga, Toronto University Press, 2011, pp. 226-233.


"Cinema e televisione, da conflitto a sinergia: La mafia uccide solo d'estate di Pier Francesco Diliberto." Forum Italicum: A Journal of Italian Studies, SAGE Publications (UK), vol. 51, no. 3, November 2017, pp. 683-702.

"Matteo Garrone's Reality: the Big Brother Spectacle and its Rupture." MLN, vol. 131, no. 1, 2016, pp. 270-289.

"Su Realtà, Finzione e verità. Conversazione con Marco Tullio Giordana." Cinema 60, no. 306, 2010, pp. 58-68.


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