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Name Sandra
Surname Ponzanesi
Address Muntstraat 2A
  3512 EV Utrecht
The Netherlands
Telephone +31 30-2537844
Fax + 31 30 2536134
e-mail s.ponzanesi@uu.nl
   
 

Education

1999 PhD., in Comparative Literature, Utrecht University. Dissertation: Paradoxes of Post-colonial Culture. Feminism and Diaspora in South-Asian and Afro-Italian Women's Narratives (May 28, 1999). Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht University and Prof. Dr. Maaike Meijer, Maastricht University.
1992 MA in English Literature and Foreign Languages, Bologna University, Italy.

 

Thesis (1992): “In Search for the Centre. Travel and Self-Discovery in V.S. Naipaul's narrative.”
1988-1989 Visiting undergraduate student, University of Sussex, UK, European Studies
1987 Visiting undergraduate student, University of Kingston-upon-Hull, UK, English dept.
   
   
  Academic Positions
2009-present Associate Professor Gender and Postcolonial Critique, Department of Media and Culture Studies
2003-2008 Assistant Professor Gender and Postcolonial Critique, Department of Media and Culture Studies
2004-2007 Assistant Professor, Humanities, University College Utrecht (UCU)
2001-2002 Assistant Professor, Department of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature. Faculty of Arts. University of Groningen (NL).
1992-1993 Teaching Assistant, Greenwich University, Business School, London, UK
1988-1989 Teaching Assistant, European Studies, University of Sussex, UK
   
   
  Research Positions
2010-1013 Senior scholar/Project coordinator Mig@net: Transnational Digital Networks, Migration and Gender for workpackage 6 "Education and Knowledge" and workpackage 7 "Religious Practices"
2007-2012     Senior Researcher/Project Leader of the Utrecht University High Potential Programme “Wired Up: Digital Media as Innovative Socialization Practices for Migrant Youth.” In collaboration with Mariëtte de Haan (Social Sciences, UU) and Kevin Leander (Education, Vanderbilt University, USA).
2003-2006 Senior Researcher, NWO – VENI (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) at the OGC (Research Institute for History and Culture), Faculty of Arts, Utrecht University. Title Project “Through Global Words. Postcolonial Literature, Literary Prizes and the Academy: 1981-2001.”
1999-2002 Senior Researcher, Grotius Post-doctoral fellow at the University of Amsterdam, Belle Van Zuylen, Institute for Multicultural and Comparative Gender Studies. Title project “Writing New Identities in Europe. Multiculturalism in Cities of Difference.”
1993-1999 PhD researcher, Research Institute for History and Culture, Faculty of Arts, Utrecht University. Title Doctoral Dissertation: Paradoxes of Post-colonial Culture. Feminism and Diaspora in South-Asian and Afro-Italian Women's Narratives. Dutch Doctorate (28 May 1999).
   
   
  International Experiences
2006 Visiting Professor, University of California Los Angeles

2004 

Visiting Scholar, University, California, Riverside, Center for Ideas and Society.

2000

Visiting Scholar, Permanent Research Seminar Women's Studies/PhD, Programme Comparative Literature, Bologna University, Italy.
1997 Guest Lecturer for the Antioch College (USA). Utrecht, The Netherlands.
1990 International Course for High Culture 'L'epopea delle Scoperte', Fondazione Cini, Venice, Italy.
1990 Dutch Culture and Society, Utrecht University
   
   
  Grants
2011

NWO-Internationalisation grant for Postcolonial Europe Network (PEN).

2010 Mig@Net, 7th European Framework Programme on “Transnational Digital Networks, Migration and Gender” (coordinator for Utrecht University). general coordinator Panteion University, Greece). 
2008 AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) networking grant for Project Postcolonial Europe.  See link: www.hum.let.uu.nl\Postcolonialeurope
2007 High Potential Programme. Senior Research for the project “Wired Up: digital media as innovative socialization practices for migrant youth.” In collaboration with Mariëtte de Haan (Social Sciences, UU) and Kevin Leander (Vanderbilt University, USA).
2006 University of California-Utrecht university Collaborative Grant Program. Marguerite Waller, Women's Studies, UC Riverside, and Sandra Ponzanesi, Department of media en Re/presentation- Women's Studies, Utrecht University. Master Class in Graduate Gender Programme: "Transnational Feminisms and Neoliberal Globalization.
2002

NWO-VENI for the research project “Through Global Words. Postcolonial Literature, Literary Prizes and the Academy: 1981-2001.”

1999

Grotius fellowship for the research project “Writing New Identities in Europe. Multiculturalism in Cities of Difference.”

1996 NWO grant for preparation of the PhD application.
1995

Italian Ministry of Education, two-year grant to set up a PhD programme abroad (Utrecht University).

1988 Erasmus grant, Sussex University (UK).
1991

Fondazione Cini (Venice). Scholarship to attend the “Corso Internazionale di Alta Cultura.”

1990

Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap. Grant to attend the course on Dutch language and culture.

   
   
  Conference and Symposia Organised
2012

Digital Crossroads: Media, Migration and Diaspora in a Transnational Perspective. 28-30 June, 2012 Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Conference Organiser and Chair. http://www.digitalcrossroads.nl

2012 Liquid Europe’. With the participation of Zygmunt Baumann (University of Leeds) and Terje Tvedt (University of Bergen, Norway). With the participation of the PEN network members. University of Leeds, June 1st, 2012.  www.postcolonialeurope.eu
2012 PCI Postcolonial Film Series. January-June 2012. Studio-T, Utrecht University
2012

PCI Postcolonial Lecture series. See www.postcolonialstudies.nl

2012 Postcolonial Cinema’. PCI conference in collaboration with Culture & Identitities. With the participation of Ella Shohat (NYU), Robert Stam (Tisch School of the Arts, USA), Marguerite Waller (University of California), Shohini Chaudhuri (Essex University), Mireille Rosello (UvA), Paulo de Medeiros (UU) and Sandra Ponzanesi (UU).
2011

 ‘Postcolonial Europe. Phantasmatic Spaces, Fragmented Identities.’ PCI Workshop in collaboration with OSL/NOV. Utrecht, 17 March 2011. Speakers Mireille Rosello, Paulo de Mederios, Birgit Kaiser, Emanuella Radar.

2010

PCI (Postcolonial Studies Initiative) Launch. The occasion was marked by a public lecture by Prof. Paul Gilroy, entitled: "From Double Consciousness to Public diplomacy: the end of the black Atlantic?" Utrecht, 15 September.

2009 "The Idea of Europe: Occidentalism, Orientalism and the Idea of Postcolonial Europe" Utrecht 29-30 October. see: www.hum.uu.nl\postcolonialeurope
2008

7th Feminist European Research Conference.” Utrecht 4-9 June 2009. Scientific Board. www.7thfeministconference.org 

2005

Transformations: Postcoloniality and Migration in Dutch and European Literatures and Everyday Culture.” OSL workshop with Isabel Hoving (leiden University) and Paulo de Medeiros (Utrech University). Utrecht, 7 October.

2004

“Postcolonial Crossings” Utrecht University, 2 April 2004.

2003  “Edward Said. Critical Perspectives”. Utrecht University, 4 December 2003.          
2001 International Conference "Writing Europe 2001: Migrant Cartographies. Cultural Travellers and New Literatures", University of Amsterdam/University of Leiden, 22-23-24 March 2001 in collaboration with Dr. Daniela Merolla. Keynote speakers Paul Gilroy, Robert Fraser, Graham Huggan, Alec G. Hargreaves, Graziella Parati and others.
2001

'Migrant Literature and Post-colonial Theorising' organised for Siswo's Third National Conference on Women's Studies "Multiculturalism and Feminism".  Amsterdam, 5 October.

 
   
  Management Tasks and International Networks
 
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Coordinator Research Master Gender and Ethnicty (with Rosemarie Buikema)

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Chair Curriculum Committee Research MA, Gender and Ethnicity.

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Chair Admissions Committee Graduate School of the Humanities

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Steering Group 'Media and Diaspora'. For Focus and Massa "Cultures and Identities."

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Daily Management Graduate Gender Programme

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Coordinator Mig@Net, 7th European Framework Programme. http://www.mignetproject.eu

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Coordinator Minor Postcolonial Studies, Utrecht University. http://www2.let.uu.nl/Solis/homelet/minor/postcolonialstudies-text.htm

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UMT, Uitgebreide Management Team

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Scientific Board, 7th Feminist European Research Conference. Utrecht 4-9 June 2009. www.7thfeministconference.org 

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Coordinator of the cluster one “Feminist Perspectives on Postcolonial Europe” of the 2009 Noise International Summer School on Advanced Women’s Studies on “Moving Boundaries in Feminist Theories: Postcoloniality and Posthumanity”. Utrecht 17-28 August. In cooperation with the NOISE Partners.  See  http://www.genderstudies.nl/summerschool2009/index.php

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Member van Gemma (Joint European Master’s Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies) within the Erasmus Mundus programme. University of Granada (Spain, coordinator), University of Bologna (Italy), Central European University of Budapest (Hungary), University of Hull (UK), Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis, Ljubljana (Slovenia), University of Lodz (Poland), University of Oviedo (Spain) and University of Utrecht (the Netherlands).

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Coordinator “Postcolonial Europe” for ATHENA, Advanced Thematic Network in European Women’s Studies, European Union. Approved for the continuation of the working group in Athena 3 until 2009.  http://www.postcolonialeurope.net

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Project investigator of the international research network ‘Postcolonial Europe’. University of Leeds, Utrecht University, Munich University (2008-2010).

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Member Library Committee for the Humanities, Utrecht University.

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Committee Intergender, Research school in interdisciplinary gender studies financed by the Swedish Research Council.

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Coordinator PCI (Postcolonial Studies Initiative) see www.postcolonialstudies.nl

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Member committee NWO programme Mozaïk, 28 April 2005. Member of the Mozaïk coaching committee, December 2006.

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External Evaluator NWO Programmatisch onderzoek GW, September 2005.

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Evalutation Committee VENI-NWO, 2009, 2010.

   
   
  Memberships and International Networks
  ATHENA (Socrates Thematic Network Project/co-ordination working group Postcolonial Europe)
POSTCOLONIAL EUROPE (Research Network Utrecht University, University of Leeds, Ludwig-Maximillian University, Munchen)
WUN (International Network in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies

NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research)
GGeP (Graduate Gender Programme)
OGC (Research Institute for History and Culture)
OSL (Netherlands Graduate School for Literary Studies)

EACLALS European Association for Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies

ACS, Association for Cultural Studies

   
   
  Teaching Activities
 
  Current Teaching

Utrecht University:

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Postcolonial Europe (Minor Postcolonial Studies)

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Transitions in Post-Apartheid South-Africa (Minor Postcolonial Studies

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Women’s Representations of Eros and Pathos (MA)

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Issues in Postcoloniality (MA)

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Cosmopolitanism, Globalisation and Literature (RMA, OGC multidisciplinary course)

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Contemporary Feminist Debates (RMA)

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Postcolonial Configurations. Gender, Genre and Race (BA)

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Postcolonial Transitions (MA)
 

  Guest lectures
 
bullet Europa in Veelvoud. Taal en Cultuur Studies
bullet Introduction to Women's Studies on line
bullet Gender, etniciteit en cultuurkritiek; inleiding vrouwenstudies in de cultuurwetenschappen
bullet Gender, Trauma and Memory (MA)
bullet Humanities: The Basics (OSL, PHD)
 
Courses Taught
 
bullet Issues in Representation. Gender, Sexuality, Race and Cultural Practices. University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Women’s Studies, Spring term 2006
bullet The Return of the Repressed - University College Utrecht
bullet Research Design Seminar - Research MA students in the Humanities, OGC Concluding Conference organized. Authorities: Imagination, Experience, Reality. 28-29 March 2006.
bullet Online Course Women’s Studies, guest lecture
bullet Postcolonial Theory, guest lecture
bullet Verbeeldingsprincipes II – Department of Media and Culture Studies
bullet Theories of Sex and Gender – PhD level, guest lectures
bullet General Introductory Course in Women’s Studies – PhD level, guest lectures
bullet The Politics of Representation
 
Groningen University:
bullet The Postcolonial Discourse: Re-configuring Nations, Narrations and Identities
bullet The City in Literature. Texts, Actors and Culture
bullet Migrant Literature and Cinema
bullet  Italian Literature from 1800 until today
University of Amsterdam:
bullet Women's History Course - with Prof. Frances Gouda, PhD level, 1999.
bullet Gender, (Post)coloniality and Culture - with Prof. Frances Gouda, PhD Level, 2000
bullet Promotie Club - PhD Level, 1999-2002.
   
List of Publications
 
 
    Books
     
2011. Postcolonial Cinema Studies.  Sandra Ponzanesi and Marguerite Waller (eds.). London, Routledge, 2011.
   

 

     
2011.     

Deconstructing Europe. Postcolonial Perspectives. Sandra Ponzanesi and Bolette B. Blaagaard. (eds.). London, Routledge, 2011.

 

 

 

 
       
       
2005.

 Migrant Cartographies. New Cultural and Literary Spaces in Postcolonial Europe. Sandra Ponzanesi and Daniela Merolla (eds.). Lanham, MD, Lexingtonbooks, 2005.


 

   

 

     
2004.

Paradoxes of Post-colonial Culture. Contemporary Women Writers of the Indian and Afro-Italian Diaspora. Albany, State University of New York Press, 2004.

Bookreview Journal of Modern Italian Studies

Bookreview European Journal of Women's Studies 

Bookreview
Incontri.

Bookreview. Dep, Rivista di studi sulla memoria femminile Cà Foscari, Università di Venezia.

 

2011.

 

Special Issues

'Postcolonial Europe. Transcultural and Multidisciplinary Perspectives.'  In Social Identities. Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture. Guest Editors Sandra Ponzanesi and Bolette Blaagaard. Published by Routledge. Vol. 17, n. 1, 2011.

 

 

   

Scientific Publications in Books and Journals

2012.

The Non-Places of Migrant Cinema in Europe.’ Third Text. Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art. Vol. 26, issue 6, forthcoming, 2012

  'The Postcolonial Turn in Italian Studies: European Perspectives.’ In Cristina Lombardi-Diop and Caterina Romeo (eds.), Postcolonial Italy: Challenging National Homogeneity. New York, Palgrave, pp. 51-69.
 

‘Queering European Sexualities through Italy’s Fascist Past: Colonialism, Homosexuality and Masculinities.’ In Sudeep Dasgupta and Mireille Rosello (eds.), What's Queer about Europe. New York, Fordham University Press, forthcoming.

2012.

‘The Color of Love. Madamismo and Inter-racial Relationships in the Italian Colonies.’ Research in African Literature. Vol. 43, n. 2, summer 2012, pp. 155-172.

2012.

Koen Leurs, Eva Midden and Sandra Ponzanesi, “Digital Multiculturalism in the Netherlands. Religious, Ethnic and Gender Positioning by Moroccan-Dutch Youth. Religion and Gender, Vol. 2, n. 1, 2012, pp. 150-174.

2012.

‘Breaking the Canon? Critical Reflections on “Other” Literary Traditions. In Brigitte Hipfl and Kristin Loftsdóttir (eds.), Teaching “Race” with a Gendered Edge. Budapest- New York, CEU Press, 2012, pp. 35-51

2011. Koen Leurs and Sandra Ponzanesi, ‘Communicative Spaces of their Own. Migrant Girls Performing Selves Using Instant Messaging Software.’ In Feminist Review, Vol. 99 special issue on Media Transformations, 2011, pp. 55-78.
2011. Europe Adrift: Rethinking Borders, Bodies and Citizenship from the Mediterranean.' Moving Worlds. A Journal of Transcultural Writing. Guest Editor Graham Huggan. Vol. 11, n. 2, 2011, pp. 67-76.
2011.

Koen Leurs and Sandra Ponzanesi, "Dutch-Moroccan Girls Performing Selves in Instant Messaging Spaces." Handbook of Gender, Sexualities and the Media. Karen Ross (ed.).  Oxford, Blackwell, 2011, pp. 436-454.

2011. Publishing, Prizes and Postcolonial Literary Production.' In Ato Quayson (ed.), Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2011, pp. 949-2002..
2011.

Postcolonial Adaptations: Gained and Lost in Translation.’ In Sandra Ponzanesi and Marguerite Waller (eds.) Postcolonial Cinema Studies. London, Routledge, 2011, pp. 172-188.

2011.

‘Introduction. Postcolonial Cinema Studies.’ In Sandra Ponzanesi and Marguerite Waller (eds.), Postcolonial Cinema Studies. London, Routledge, 2011, pp. 1-16.

2011. ‘Introductions I-IV: Cinemas of Empire, Postcolonial Cinema: Unframing Histories, Postcolonial Cinemas: Postcolonial Aesthetics, Postcolonial Cinemas and Globalization.’ In Sandra Ponzanesi and Marguerite Waller (eds.) Postcolonial Cinema Studies. London, Routledge, 2011, pp. 17-19, 61-62, 127-128, 189-190.
2011.

‘In the Name of Europe’.  In Sandra Ponzanesi and Bolette Blaagaard (eds.), Deconstructing Europe. Postcolonial Perspectives. London, Routledge, 2011, pp. 1-10.

2011.

‘Europe in Motion: Migrant Cinema and the Politics of Encounter’. In Sandra Ponzanesi and Bolette Blaagaard (eds.), Deconstructing Europe. Postcolonial Perspectives. London, Routledge, 2011, pp. 73-92.

2011.

Koen Leurs and Sandra Ponzanesi, ‘Gendering the Construction of Instant Messaging.’ Women and Language. Essays on Gendered Communication Across Media. Melissa Ames and Sarah Burcon and (Eds.). Jefferson NC, McFarland Press, 2011, pp. 199-214.

2011.

Koen Leurs and Sandra Ponzanesi, ‘Mediated crossroads: youthful digital diasporas’ Koen Leurs and Sandra Ponzanesi. M/C Journal special issue on ‘Diaspora’ vol. 14, n. 2, 2011. Lynne Pearce and Kath Woodward, special issue editors.

2011.  'In the Name of Europe: Introduction.' Special Issue on Postcolonial Europe. In Social Identities. Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture. Published by Routledge.  17, n. 1, 2011, pp. 1-10.
2011. 'Europe in Motion. Migrant Cinema and the Politics of Encounter.' Special Issue on Postcolonial Europe. In Social Identities. Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture. Published by Routledge. Vol. 17, n. 1, 2011, pp. 75-92.
2009 'Mediterranean Routes. Migrant Literature in Italy.' In Arena Romanistica. Journal of Romance Studies. Special Issue on Genre Studies, n. 5, pp. 330-345.
2009 'The Arena of the Postcolony. Phoolan Devi and Postcolonial Critique.' In Rosemarie Buikema and Iris van der Tuin (eds.), Doing Gender in Art, Media and Culture. London, Routledge, pp. 85-98.
2008.

‘Diaspora in Time:  Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient.’ In Mark Shackleton.(ed.), Diasporic Literature and Theory – Where Now? Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge Scholars Press.

2007.

 ‘Cittá Immaginarie. Spazio e identitá nella letteratura Italiana dell’Immigrazione.’ In Robert Lumley and John Foot (eds.), Le Cittá Visibili. Spazi urban in Italia, culture e trasformazioni dal dopoguerra a oggi. Milan, Il Saggiatore, pp. 189-199.

2007. ‘De kolonie als strijdtonneel: Phoolan Devi en de postkoloniale kritiek.’ In Rosemarie Buikema and Iris van der Tuin (eds.), Gender in media, kunst en Cultuur. Bussum, Coutinho, pp. 94-108.
2007. ‘Liefde in de Koloniën. Het Afrikaanse madamato vanuit postkoloniaal perspectief.’ Jaarboek voor Vrouwengescheidenis, “Gemengde Gevoelens. Gender, etniciteit en (post)kolonialisme.” N. 27, 2007, pp. 84-106.
2007.

‘Susheila Nasta: Public Intellectual on Current Black British Aesthetics.’ In Victoria Arana, (ed.), “Black” British Aesthetics Today. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge Scholars Press, pp. 356-367.

2007. ‘Feminist Theory and Multiculturalism.’ Feminist Theory, Sage Publication, April 2007, vol. 8. n. 1, pp. 91-103.
2007. ‘Branding the Nation. Exporting Literature as Cultural Capital.’ In V. Kumar, M. Mukherjee, H. Trivedi, C. Vijayasree (eds.), Focus India: Postcolonial Narratives of the Nation. Delhi, Pencraft International.
2006. Boutique Postcolonialism: Literary Awards, Cultural Value and the Canon’. In Holger Klein and Wolfgang Görtschacher (eds.), Fiction and Literary Prizes in Great Britain. Vienna: Praesens Verlag, pp. 107-134.
2006.

‘Edward Said. Teorie in Movimento. Oltre il Cosmopolitismo.’ In Iain Chambers (ed.), Esercizi di Potere. Gramsci, Said ed il Postcoloniale. Roma: Meltemi Editore, pp. 89-99.

2005.

Under Erasure: the Commercial Sustainability of Minority Literatures and Cultures’. In Graham Huggan and Stephan Klasen (eds.), Perspectives on Endangerment. Hildesheim/Zurich/New York, Olms Verlag, pp. 137-149.

2005. ‘Outlandish Cinema. Screening the Other in Italy.’ In Migrant Cartographies. New Cultural and Literary Spaces in Postcolonial Europe. Sandra Ponzanesi and Daniela Merolla (eds.). Lanham, MD, Lexingtonbooks, pp. 267-280.
2005.

‘Beyond the Black Venus: Colonial Sexual Politics and Contemporary Visual Practices’ in Jacqueline Andall and Derek Duncan (eds.), Italian Colonialism. Legacies and Memories. Oxford, Peter Lang, pp.165-189.

2004.

Beyond Postcolonial Theory? Paradoxes and Potentialities of a Necessary Paradigm’. In Davis, Geoffrey V., Peter H. Marsden, Bénédicte Ledent and Marc Delrez (Eds.), Towards a Transcultural Future. Literature and Society in a ‘Post’-Colonial World. Amsterdam/New York, Rodopi, pp. 37-47.

2004.

‘Imaginary Cities. Space and Identities in Migration Literature in Italy’. In Italian Cityscapes.Culture and Urban Change in Italy. Robert Lumley and John Foot (eds.). Exeter, Exeter University Press, pp. 156-165.

2002.

'Diasporic Subjects and Migration'. In Thinking Differently. A Reader in European Women's Studies. Gabriele Griffin and Rosi Braidotti (eds.). London, Zed Books, pp. 205-220.

2001. 'Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine: The Exuberance of Immigration, Feminist Strategies and Multicultural Negotiations'. In Rajeshwar Mittapalli and Pier Paolo Piciucco (eds.), Studies in Indian Writing in English. New Delhi, Atlantic Publishers, pp. 77-107 and in Encyclopaedia of Literature in English. M.K. Bhatnagar (ed.). New Delhi, Atlantic Publishers, pp. 1348-1379.
2001.

‘Diasporic Narratives @ Home Pages. The Future as Virtually Located’. In Colonies, Missions,Cultures in the English Speaking World: General and Comparative Studies Gerhard Stilz (ed.). Tübingen, Stauffenburg Verlag, pp. 396-406.

2001.

'All'Ombra della letteratura Postcoloniale. Meticciato e Ibridità Culturale nelle Scrittura AfroItaliana di Maria Abbebù Viarengo' in Letterature Comparate al Femminile. Liana Borghi (ed.). Urbino, Quattro Venti, pp. 273-282.

2001.

'All'Ombra della letteratura Postcoloniale. Meticciato e Ibridità Culturale nelle Scrittura AfroItaliana di Maria Abbebù Viarengo' in Letterature Comparate al Femminile. Liana Borghi (ed.). Urbino, Quattro Venti, pp. 273-282.

2000.

'Comparing Minority Discourses. Shadows in Italian Literature’ in Colonizer/Colonized. Theo D'Haen and Patricia Krüs (eds.). Amsterdam-Atlanta, Rodopi, pp. 599-611.

2000. ‘In My Mother’s House: The Mobilization of Home in Women’s Writers of the Indian Diaspora’ in The Literature of Indian Diaspora: Essays in Criticism.  A L. McLeod (ed.). New Delhi: Sterling Publishers, pp. 239-251.
2000.

`Writing Against the Grain. African Women's Texts on Female Infibulation as Literature of Resistance'. In Indian Journal of Gender Studies, Sage Publications India. Special issue on Feminism and the Politics of Resistance. 7:2, pp. 303-318.

2000.

`Postcolonial Women's Writing in Italian. The Case Study of the Eritrean Ribka Sibhatu'. In Northeast African Studies, Michigan State University Press, Vol. 5, n. 3 (New Series), 1998, pp. 97-115.

   
   
  Professional Publications
2012. “Adattamenti postcoloniali: genere, identità e autorità tra letteratura e Cinema.” Coloniale e postcoloniale nella letteratura italiana degli anni 2000. Narrativa, n. 33/34, 2011-2012, Presses Universitaires de Paris Ouest, pp. 89-102
2011. “Passaggi migranti: genere, generazioni e genealogie nella letteratura postcoloniale Italiana”. Conference Proceedings World Wide Women: Globalizzazione, generi, linguaggi. CISDRe, Centro Interdisciplinare di Ricerche e Studi delle Donne
2011

 ‘Transnational Feminism in Film and Media’. Book review Transnational Feminism in Film and Media (eds.) Katarzyna Marciniak, Aniko Imre, and Aine O’ Healy. (Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Palgrave MacMillan, 2006). Third Text, vol. 110, vol. 25, n. 3, pp. 353-356.

2011

‘Nuove tendenze nella critica della letterature italiana della migrazione’ Book review Scrivere nella Lingua dell’altro. La letteratura degli immigrati in italia (1989-2007) by Daniele Camberiati. Bruxelles, Peter Lang, 2010. Incontri Rivista Europea di Studi italiani, Vol. 26, n.1, pp. 94-97.

2006. “Orlan. The self as Intertext.’ Center for Women Studies, UCLA, Newsletter, May.
2006. Travelling Heritages’ In NGV nieuwsbrief. January issue.
2004. Il Postcolonialismo Italiano. Figlie dell’Impero e Letteratura Meticcia’. Quaderni del ‘900. Istituti Editoriali e Poligrafici Internazionali. Pisa-Roma, Anno IV, 2004, pp. 25-34.
2004. Patrizia Palumbo (ed.), A Place in the Sun. Africa in Italian Colonial Culture from Post-Unification to the Present. Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press, 2003.’ Book review in The Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Vol. 5, N. 3, Winter 2004.
2004.

‘Theorieën in Ballingschap. De Contrapuntistische Interpretaties van Edward Said’, in Lover, Tijdschriftt over Feminisme, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Jaargang 31, No. 1,  pp.15-17.

2003.

‘Il Multiculturalismo Italiano’ in ‘Ibridazioni’ Sagarana, Rivista Letteraria Trimestrale, n. 10, January.

2001. `Contribution with several entries' to The Routledge Companion to Black British Culture. Entries on Susheila Nasta, Avtar Brah. Hazel Carby, Ajiaz Ahmad, Post-colonial space, Diasporic Intellectual, The Buddha of the Suburbia. London and New York: Routledge.
2001. 'Nuruddin Farah, Yesterday, Tomorrow: Voices from the Somali Diaspora (Literature, Culture, and Identity). London and New York: Cassell Academic: 2000. Book review in Wasafiri, n. 33, Spring
2000. `Fragments of a Nation. Italian Cultural Studies from Colonial Legacy to Global Perspective'.   Leggendaria, Italy, special issue on Women's Studies, n. 23, September, pp. xxiv-xxvi
2000.

‘The Past Holds no Terror? Colonial Memories and Afro-Italian Narratives' in Wasafiri, Special issue on Migrant Writings in Europe. N. 31, Spring, pp. 16-22.

2000.

`Mediterranean Crossroads. Migration Literature in Italian'. Book review of Graziella Parati (ed.)  Mediterranean Crossroads. Migration Literature in Italy. Special issue on The Long March. Migrant Writings in Europe. Wasafiri, n. 31, spring, pp. 64-65.

2000. `Een huis vol Spiegels. Gender, Diaspora en Post-coloniale Identiteit' in Lover, Tijdschrift over Feminisme, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Jaargang 27, No. 1, pp.16-20.
1999.

`Contribution with several entries on Indian Women's Writers and Indian novels' to The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English. (Bharati Mukherjee, Meena Alexander, Ahdaf Soueif, Chitra Divakaruni, Gita Mehta, Santha Rama Rau, Punyakante Wijenaike, Sunetra Gupta, Yasmine Gooneratne, Barghavi C. Mandava, Rich Like Us (by Nayantara Saghal, 1983), Jasmine (by Bharati Mukherjee, 1989), Fault Lines (by Meena Alexander, 1994), Arranged Marriage (by Chitra Divakaruni, 1995) Karma Cola (by Gita Mehta, 1979), Baumgartner's Bombay (by Anita Desai, 1988). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

1997. The God of Small Things (1997). Een onvergetelijk meesterwerk van Arundhati Roy’ in India Nu, No. 112. Maart/April, Utrecht, The Netherlands, p. 21.
1997.

‘Marginalia. Rearticulating Subaltern Studies Across System Divisions’ in Thamyris, Vol. 5,   No.1, spring, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 170-175.

1997. ‘Vision of Identity in a Diasporic Perspective’, ISSEI/MIT-Press, 6th International ISSEI Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
1997.

‘Professionista Magico. Dino Buzzati e l’Africa’ in Incontri, Rivista Europea di Studi Italiani, No. 3-4,  Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 200-206.

1997.

‘Landmarks: Post-colonial Literatures and Theories at the End of the Century’ in Thamyris, Vol.4, No. 2, autumn, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp.361-366.

1997.

‘Vrouwenliteratuur. Laveren Tussen Twee Culturen’, in India Nu, No. 110, November/December, Utrecht, The Netherlands, pp.16-17.

1997.   ‘Voyage to Hell. Sunetra Gupta’s Moonlight into Mar­zipan’(1995). In Wasafiri, No. 26, Autumn, pp. 73-75.
1996.

‘De Vele Armen van een Bandit Koningin: Phoolan Devi en de Indiase Filmindustrie’ in Lover, Literatuuroverzicht over Feminisme, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Jaargang 23,  No. 2, pp.56-60.

1996. ‘Toni Morrison. Playing in the Dark: White­ness and the Literary Imagination’ in Verri. Rivista Letteraria. Settembre-Dicembre, Bologna, Italy, pp.235-238.
   
  Keynote Addresses
2012.

Opening Digital Crossroads. Media, Migration and Diaspora in a Transnational Perspective. Utrecht University, 28 June, 2012.

2011. Adattamenti postcoloniali: genere, identità e autorità tra letteratura e cinema. Université Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense, Colonial et postcolonial dans la littérature italienne des années 2000, Paris, 5-7 May.
2011.

Passaggi Migranti: La letteratura Italiana della migrazione da un prospettiva postcoloniale e di genere.’ Keynote Address ‘Scritture @ migranti 2: Italia.’  for WWW – World Wide Women Globalizzazione, generi, linguaggi. CIRSDe (Centro Interdisciplinare Ricerche e Studi delle Donne), Turin, February, 10-12, 2011

2009.

Paranoid Empire: Specters from Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib.’ Response to opening keynote by Anne McClintock 7th European Feminist Research Conference, Utrecht, June 4.

2000.  Il Postcolonialismo Italiano. Storie e Letture a Confronto.’ Conference 'Scritture dell'Appartenenza. Postcolonialismo e Migrazioni. Problemi di Interpretazione Critica'. Società Italiana delle Letterate, Trevignano, Roma, 7-9 July
   
  Conferences and Guest Lectures
2012.

‘Postcolonial Cinema(s): Crossroads, Contaminations, Relations.’  Crossroads in Cultural Studies, 9th International Conference. Paris, La Sorbonne, 2-6 July.

2012.

‘Introducing the Wired Up project: Some Snapshots from our Research on Youth Networks for Learning, Identification and Digital Diasporas.’  Mariette de Haan, Kevin Leander and Sandra Ponzanesi. Digital Crossroads. Media, Migration and Diaspora in a Transnational Perspective. Utrecht University, 28-30 June.

2012.

‘Postcolonial Adaptations: Gained and Lost in translation.’  Postcolonial Cinema Studies, Utrecht University, 7 June.

2012.

‘”Madamismo” e relazioni interrazziali nelle colonie italiane.’ Conference ‘Italian Colonial Heritage. University of Amsterdam, WIS (Werkgroep Italië Studies), 20 April.

2012.

 ‘Literature and Cinema. Postcolonial Adapations.’ Course ‘Performance at the Edge’. University of Amsterdam, 19 April.

2011

 “Mind the Gap: space invaders! Migrant Youth Online and the ‘Internetworked’ Experiences of Transition.” With Koen Leurs. MiT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Boston, USA, MiT7 Unstable Platforms. The Promise and Peril of Transition. Boston, 13.15 May, 2011.

2011

The Borders of Europe: The Mediterranean in European Cinema.” Istanbul, Bosphorus/Bogazici University, EACLALS Triennial Conference: 'Under Construction: Gateways and Walls.' Istanbul 25-30 April.

2009.  'Cosmopolitanism Traffic in Migrant Cinema'. Conference on ‘The Idea of Cosmopolitanism: Interdisciplinary Dialogues.’  Centre for the Humanities/Birkbeck College. Utrecht 3-5 December.          
2009. 'Hypertextual Selves: Patterns of Production and Consumption of Dutch Moroccan Youth on Hyves.' With Koen Leurs, MA. KNAW conference ‘Participating in a Mediated World.’ Amsterdam 26 November.
2009.

‘At Home in the Web. The Diasporic Network of Migrant Youth: Learning and Identity Construction Online.’ With Mariëtte de Haan, Kevin Leanders, Koen Leurs and Asli Ůnlusoy. ECREA conference ‘Diaspora, Migration, Media. Crossing Boundaries. New Directions’. Utrecht 6-7 November.

2009.

'Spaces of Europe.' Response to opening keynote by Anne McClintock: “Paranoid Empire: Specters from Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib.” 7th European Feminist Research Conference, Utrecht, June 4.

2009.

 'Borders without Bodies.' Wokshop on ‘Europe and the Rest.’ Network Postcolonial Europe. Leeds University, May 14.

2007.

‘McLiterature and the marketing of diversity. Gender, Literary Prizes and the Canon.’ Noise European Summer School in Women’ s Studies. Bologna, September.

2007.

‘Thinking in Translation.’  Dissertation Lab, Ph.D seminar coordinated by Rosi Braidotti. Utrecht, 25 January.

2006. ‘Wired Up. Digital Media as Innovative Socialization Practices for Migrant Youth.’ Presentation High Potential Programme for the OGC Research Group Textual Culture, Utrecht, 14 December.
2006.

‘The Gendered Logic of Empire.’ Studium General, Rietveld Akademie, Amsterdam, 29 November.

2006. ‘Outlandish Cinema, Screening the Other in Italy.’ Conference “Migrant and Diasporic Cinema In Contemporary Europe”, Oxford Brookes University, July 4-6.
2006. ‘Cinema of the South-Asian Diaspora. British Visions.’ WUN conference “Colonial and postcolonial migrations,” University of Leeds, UK, 8th-9th June.
2006.

‘Postcolonial Adaptations. Political Cinema or Spectacle.’ Leeds University, School of English's Postcolonial Research Group. January 31.

2005.

‘The Postcolonial Game’. Closing conference Missing Link Project, Utrecht University-Lancaster University, Utrecht 4 November.

2005.

‘Postcolonial minorities’. Expert Meeting on Transcolonialism. The Future of Postcolonial Studies from a Comparative Perspective. NIAS Wassenaar, 28-30 October.

2005. ‘Postcolonial Interventions: Comparative Minority Literatures’. Winter Colloquium, Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages. University of California, Riverside, USA, January 5.
2004.

‘Consuming Fiction: Literary Prizes and the Global Cultural Industry’. Center for Ideas and Society, University of California, Riverside, USA. December 7.

2004.

‘Beyond the Black Venus. Contemporary Visions’. For Noise European Summer School in Women’s Studies “New European Identities and Mediated Cultures. Revisiting the Politics of Location”. Summer School, Liubljiana, 13-19 September.

2004.

‘Branding the Nation. Exporting Literature as Cultural Capital’. ACLALS (Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies) 13th triennal conference. Hyderabad, India, 4-9 August.

2004.

‘Branding the Nation. Exporting Literature as Cultural Capital’. ACLALS (Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies) 13th triennal conference. Hyderabad, India, 4-9 August.

2004.

‘Cosmopoliti o Minori? La letteratura Italiana della Migrazione a Confronto Europeo’. Associazione Sagarana, IV Seminario Italiano degli Scrittori Migranti. Lucca, 13-15 Luglio.

2004.

‘The Postcolonial Intellectual and the African Challenge’. Response to Amina Mama’s seminar ‘Critical Capacities: Facing the Challenges of Intellectual development in Africa”. Utrecht University, Women’s Studies, 30 June.

2004.

‘Postcolonial Cinema and the Search for an Author’. Conference “Postcolonial Crossings”, Utrecht University, 2 April.

2004. ‘Feminist Theory and Postcolonial Studies.’ Postcolonial Theory Course, Opleiding Portuguese, Utrecht University, 25 March.
2004.

‘Heteropie dell’Italia Fascista”. Colloquium on “La Narrativa Italiana di Utopia dal 1750 al 1915”. Utrecht University, 18 March.

2003.

‘Travelling Theory: Cosmopolitanism and Beyond’. Symposium on “Edward Said. Critical Perspectives”. Utrecht University, 4 December.

2003.

‘Under Erasure. The Commercial Sustainability of Minority Literatures and Cultures’. International Conference on “Perspectives on Endangerment” Tutzing, Munich University, Germany, 4-6 November.

2003. ‘Conrad. The Heart of Darkness. (post-)colonial Lierature.’ For the course “Philosophy of the Humanities”, Utrecht University College, 26 October.
2003.

‘The New book Fair. Postcolonial Literature, Literary Prizes and the Academy’. For “Culture and Literary Prizes” Oxford Brookes University, 4-5 October.

2003.

‘Bending the Canon? Women Writers and Literary Prizes. The Case of Toni Morrison’s Beloved’. For Noise European Summer School in Women’s Studies “New European Identities and Mediated Cultures. Revisiting the Politics of Location”. Antwerp, 19 September.

2003.

‘Marketing the Margins: Postcolonial literatures, Literary Prizes and Consumer Culture.’ Symposium on “Disjunctures: Rithinking Issues in Postcolonial Studies.” Utrecht University, 20 February.

2003.

“Vrouwelijke Literaraire Tradities: Canon en Wereld Literatuur.” Guest lecture for the undergraduate course “Tussen marge en Middelpunt.” Utrecht University, Media en Representatie, 10 Februari.

2002.

'Post-colonial Conceptual Troubles: What’s gender got to do with It?' Conference History of Concepts. Huizinga Institute, Institute for Culture and History, Belle van Zuylen Institute. Amsterdam, 19-21 June.

2001. Noise: European Summer School in Women's Studies from a Multicultural and Interdisciplinary Perspective. Lecturer cluster on 'Diasporic Identities and Medi@ted Cultures: Gender, Power, Representations'. Madrid, Spain, 1-16 September.
2001. 'Negotiating Identity in the Metropolis: Hanif Kureishi, Zadie Smith and Meera Syal'. Course on Migration Literature, University of Amsterdam, Bert Paasman and Ieme van der Poel coordinators, 17 november.
2001.

'Beyond the Black Venus. Colonial Sexual Politics and Contemporary Visual Practices'. Italian Colonialism and Post-colonial Legacies. Association of the Studies of Modern Italy (ASMI), London, 30 nov-1 December.

2000. `Sin Of Colour and Other Misdemeanours. The Elusive Work of Sunetra Gupta'. "Convergences and Interferences. Newness in Intercultural Practices". University of Antwerp, Belgium, Faculty of Arts, Postcolonial Literature, 6-8 April.
2000. 'Imaginary Cities: Post-colonial London as the Site of Conflicting Cultural Heritage(s).' For International Workshop on "Gender and the Transmission of Values and Cultural Heritage(s) in South and Southeast Asia" Sponsored by the Asia Committee of the European Science Foundation. Belle van Zuylen, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 23-24 May.
2000.

'Beyond Post-colonial Theory? Paradoxes and Potentialities of a Necessary Paradigm' For "Towards a Transcultural Future: Literature and Society in a 'Post'-colonial World". XXIIIRd ASNEL Conference-Institut für Anglistiek (Rheiniesch-Westfälische Hochschule Aachen) and Université de Liège (Centre d'Enseignement et de la Recherche en Études du Commonwealth). Aachen-Liège 31 May-4June.

2000.

'Il Postcolonialismo Italiano. Storie e Letture a Confronto'. Keynote speaker for the conference 'Scritture dell'Appartenenza. Postcolonialismo e Migrazioni. Problemi di Interpretazione Critica'. Società Italiana delle Letterate, Trevignano, Roma, 7-9 July.

2000. 'Cities of In/difference. The Representation of the Urban Landscape in Multicultural Literature.' XVIth ICLA Congress, "Transitions and Transgressions in an Age of Multiculturalism'. Pretoria, South Africa, 13-19 August.
2000.

'National Identities, Diasporic Differences and Global Dis(order). Post-colonial Theories and Transnational Feminist Practices.' 4th European Feminist Research Conference Body, Gender, Subjectivity. Crossing borders of Disciplines and Institutions. Bologna, Italy 28 september/1 Octber.

2000.

'Imaginary cities. Space and identity in migration literature in Italy.' City and Identity. The Italian City and the Industrial Era. ASMI Conference, London 24-25 November.

2000. 'The Space of Migration and the Location of Literature. European Identities Displaced'. Migrating Discourses. Literature of Migration and its Theoretical Consequences. The Open University, Department of Literature. Colonial and Postcolonial Studies Group. London, 22 November.
1999.

`African Diaspora and Colonial Memories: Post-colonial Literature in Italian from the Horn of Africa'. Against All Odds: African Languages and Literatures into the 21st Century. Asmara, Eritrea, January 11-17.

1999. ‘Diasporic Narratives @ Home Pages. The Future as Virtually Located’. EACLALS (European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies) Conference, "Colonies, Missions, Cultures". Universität Tübingen, Germany, 6-11 April.
1999.

‘Postcolonial Italian Women’s Writing. The Case Study of Ribka Sibhatu’. Studiedag on ‘Construction of Diversity in Post-colonial Eritrea: History, Language and Literature’. African Studies Centre, Leiden University , The Netherlands, 10 June.

1998. ‘Back from the Future: Post-Colonial Texts as a Virtual Rewriting of Subaltern Histories.’ SISWO Congress, “Vrouwenstudies en Vrouwenkwesties”, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 12 June.
1998. ‘In My Mother's House: Questions of Gender and Location in Female Writers of the Indian Diaspora’. ICASEL (Institute of Commonwealth and American Studies and English Language) Conference, "Writers of the Indian Diaspora". Mysore, India, 5-9 January.
1997. ‘Once We Were Warriors: Female Genital Mutilation and Postcolonial Feminist Discourse’. Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Columbia University. "Feminism and The Academy: Building Bridges to the World Outside". New York, USA, 24-25 October.
1997. ‘Comparing Minorities Discourse: Shadow in the Italian Literature’. XV-de ICLA Conference "Cultural Memory". Leiden University, The Netherlands, 16-22 August. 
1997.

‘All'Ombra  della Letteratura Postcoloniale. Voci Femminile ad un Crocevia. Métissage e ibridità culturale’. "Passaggi, Letterature Comparate al Femminile." Florence University, Italy, 25-28 September.

1996.

‘Reshuffling Peripheries: Transnational South Asian Voices’. SISWO, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November.

1996.

‘Visions of identity in a Diasporic Perspe­ctive’. ISSEI Conference, University for the Humanity, "Memory, History and Critique: European identity and the Millennium", Utrecht, The Netherlands, 19-24 August. 

1995.

‘Reading/Writing M(otherw­ise). Female Narrators of the Indian Diaspora’. Leiden University "Across the Borderlines: Migration and Literature." Leiden University, The Netherlands, 14-15 December.

1995.

'Women at the Border of a Successful Breakthrough. Cross-Culturalism and Identity in the Novels of Indian Women Writers of the Diaspora’. Asca Conference on `The Practice of Cultural Analysis’, workshop on Transnationalism and Multiculturalism. University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 27-30 June.

1995. 'Centre and Periphery. The travelogues of V.S. Naipaul’. British Comparative Literary Association Conference, Uni­ver­sity of Edinburgh, UK, July.
1995. ‘From Phoolan Devi to THE BANDIT QUEEN: layers of textuality’. Promovenda symposium "Vlootschouw Vrouwenstudies Utrecht." Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 11-12 May.
1994.

‘East Meets West: Beyond the Postcolo­nial Novel?’ Symposium over Utrechts Promotie-Onderzoek. "New Trends in Women's Studies" Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 26-27 May.