Partners | Biography of Sandra Ponzanesi
Coordinator Postcolonial Europe
Assistant Professor of Gender and Postcolonial Critique
Institute for Media and Re/presentation – Gender Studies Programme
3512 EV Utrecht
Phone + 31 30 2536408
Fax. + 31 30 2536134
Sandra Ponzanesi is Assistant Professor of gender and postcolonial critique at Utrecht University (The Netherlands), Institute of Media & Re/presentation, gender studies programme. She teaches courses on the Female Representation of Eros & Pathos, Issues in Postcoloniality, Postcolonial Europe, The Return of the Repressed: Gender, Race and Cultural Critique, and Transitions in Post-Apartheid South-Africa. She has been visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles; and visiting scholar at the University of California, Riverside. She has further studied and worked in Italy and the United Kingdom before coming to the Netherlands. Her recent research interests concern the reception of postcolonial literature in relation to the literary award industry and the exploration of digital literacies of migrant youth in transnational contexts.
She has published on post-colonial critique, transnational gender theories, Italian colonial history, visual culture and Third World cinema. Among her publications are Paradoxes of Post-colonial Culture: Contemporary Women Writing of the Indian and Afro-Italian Diaspora (Albany: SUNY Press, 2004) and Migrant Cartographies New Cultural and Literary Spaces in Post-colonial Europe (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2005) with Daniela Merolla.