PhD student (IN3-UOC and California State University)

View All

Alessandra Balzani

Alessandra Balzani is Instructional Program Coordinator of the Clorinda Donato Center for Global Romance Languages and Translation Studies and Part-Time Lecturer of Translation Studies at California State University, Long Beach (USA). Her academic background includes a BA in Translation from the University of Bologna at Forlì, a BA in Anthropology from Durham University, and a Master’s in Italian Studies from CSULB. Under the supervision of Drs. Diana Roig-Sanz and Clorinda Donato, she will be conducting doctoral research on contemporary African-Italian women writers and the contextualization of their works in Italian culture.

Her research interests span from second language acquisition to multilingualism in translation and contemporary Italian women writers. In 2022, she published An Ecocritical Analysis of Viola di Grado’s Fuoco al Cielo, or how literature denounces environmental crises in the Feminist journal Women Language Literature in Italy. As translator, she works with historical documents and academic texts in English and Italian.

Selected Bibliography

Balzani, A. (2022). “An ecocritical analysis of Viola di Grado’s Fuoco al Cielo, or how literature denounces environmental crises”, in Women language literature in Italy: Donne lingua letteratura in Italia: 4, 2022, Pisa: Fabrizio Serra, pp. 47-57. DOI: 10.19272/202213901004