• Federica Soddu
  • Department of Italian, Rutgers University
  • Moderator

Bio: Federica Soddu is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Italian at Rutgers University. She received her B.A. in Modern Languages at the University of Sassari and her M.A., summa cum laude in Modern, Comparative and Postcolonial Literatures, from the University of Bologna. She is interested in contemporary Italian women writers, gender studies, colonialism and postcolonialism, migration and issues of language and identity. For her dissertation, she is thinking of exploring the nexus between the body, language and space in several novels by contemporary women writers written in Italian. She is also very curious of exploring the history of colonialism in Sardinia and its problematic postcolonial condition. In Italy, she attended a few summer schools that explored the possibility of a public archive of affects with a main focus on gender and racial issues.