Professor of Italian and Comparative Studies
Affiliation: Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages
Expert in: Migration narratives, representations, and public opinion, Transnationalism
Geographic focus: Europe (especially Italy), UK, North and East Africa
Emma works on border and migration literatures and transnational studies. Key publications include the monograph "Writing Migration through the Body" (2018) and the co-edited volume "Destination Italy: Representing Migration in Contemporary Media and Narrative" (2015). She is particularly interested in studying Italian cultures from transnational and comparative perspectives, and in interrogating the legacies of empire and colonialism in contemporary literary and visual cultures. Emma also has extensive experience working with museums and curating exhibitions that explore themes of mobility, transnationalism and empire.