The Department of French and Italian presents:
Áine O'Healy, "Italian/Not Italian: Italy through the Lens of 'Second-Generation' Filmmakers. An Exploration of Contemporary Transnational Identities on Screen"
Co-Sponsored by The Cultural Studies Program
Áine O'Healy is Professor of Italian in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at LMU. Born in Ireland, she migrated to the United States as an adult to complete a PhD at the University of Wisconsin. She has taught at various universities in the United States, France, Ireland, Italy, the United Kingdom, and has won several grants, residencies, and fellowships, including a Fulbright to Italy, a Visiting Research Professorship at the University of Rome-La Sapienza, and the Daum Professorship at LMU. After receiving her Ph.D., she undertook additional training in film studies at the University of Southern California. To date, she has written, edited, or translated six books and has authored more than 60 articles on contemporary Italian culture and cinema, as well as on Irish cinema and transnational filmmaking. With Katarzyna Marciniak and Anikó Imre, she is co-editor of the Global Cinema book series for Palgrave. Her participation in Pub Night is centered on her recent book, Migrant Anxieties: Italian Cinema in a Transnational Frame, published by Indiana University Press.