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Sandra Ponzanesi Website

Sandra Ponzanesi is a Professor of Gender and Postcolonial Studies at the Department of Media and Culture Studies/Graduate Gender Programme (UU). She is also Head of Department Humanities at University College Utrecht (UCU). Her expertise is gender and postcolonial critique from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. Her research areas include postcolonial studies, transnational feminist theories, comparative literature, Italian colonial history, European migration studies, visual culture, postcolonial cinema, media and conflict studies. She studied English and Commonwealth Studies at the University of Bologna (Italy) and University of Sussex (UK) and received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Gender Studies at Utrecht University. She was Visiting Professor at the University of California Los Angeles Women’s Studies Program and visiting scholar at the University of California, Riverside and Gemma Scholar at Rutgers University.

She is a founder and director of the Postcolonial Studies Initiative (PCI)  www.postcolonialstudies.nland a board member of the Dutch Network of Women Professors, LNVH (Landelijk Netwerk  Vrouwelijke Hoogleraren)