I am a lecturer at the Department of Italian Studies at UC Berkeley, from where I received my PhD in 2015. I received my Master's degree from the Department of French and Italian at the University of Pittsburgh, and my BA from UCLA.

My dissertation, "Picturing Color in Italian Cinema" (working title) theorizes the representation of subjects from the global south in Italian cinema, and argues that such practices are constructed and maintained through constant erasures of Italian histories. My research interests include questions of national identity and transnational cinema, Italian popular cinema, and TV studies. 

In the future I would like to expand my research into the fields of popular cinema in the post war era, and Italian silent cinema, with a particular emphasis on comedies and historical films.