Faculty & Staff
Vetri Nathan, PhD
Associate Professor of Italian, College of Liberal Arts
Areas of Expertise
Immigration and globalization in Italy, Italian cinema, postcolonial/transnational theory, and food studies.
PhD Stanford University
Professional Publications & Contributions
- "Marvelous Bodies: Italy's New Migrant Cinema." Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures Series, vol. 70. Aug 2017.
- “Nuovo Cinema Inferno: The Affect of Ambivalence in Giuseppe Tornatore’s La sconosciuta.” in From Terrone to Extra-Comunitario: The New Manifestations of Racism in Contemporary Italian Cinema, ed. Grace Russo-Bullaro et al. (Troubador Italian Series, 2010)
- “Mimic Nation – Mimic Men: Contextualizing Italy’s Migration Culture through Bhabha” in National Belongings: Hybridity in Italian Colonial and Postcolonial Cultures, ed. Derek Duncan et al. (Peter Lang Editors, 2010)
- “L’altrove è sempre qui: L’eredità della commedia all’italiana in Scontri di civiltà per un ascensore a Piazza Vittorio di Amara Lakhous.” ("The Other is always Here: The Legacy of Italian Comedy Film in Amara Lakhous' Clash of Civilizations for an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio.") In L’altro e l’altrove nella cultura italiana (pp.197-205), Nerosubianco Press, Cuneo, Fall 2011
- "Transgression, Integration, Suspension: The Sense Wars/Space Wars of the Body in Italian Literature and Film of Immigration." In The Cultures of Italian Migration: Diverse Trajectories and Discrete Perspectives (pp. 169-184). Lanham, Maryland: Farliegh Dickinson University Press, Fall 2011
Vetri Nathan has been teaching Italian at UMass Boston since 2011.
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