Sandra Ponzanesi

Sandra Ponzanesi is Associate Professor in Gender and Postcolonial Critique at the Department of Media and Culture Studies/Graduate Gender Programme, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. She has been visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles and visiting scholar at the University of California, Riverside. Among her interests are the reception of postcolonial literature in relation to the literary award industry, the understanding of the notion of Europe from a postcolonial perspective and the exploration of digital literacies of migrant youth in transnational contexts. She has published on post-colonial critique, transnational feminist theories, Italian colonial history, visual culture and postcolonial cinema. She is the author of Paradoxes of Post-colonial Culture: Contemporary Women Writing of the Indian and Afro-Italian Diaspora (Suny, 2004) and The Postcolonial Cultural Industry (Palgrave, forthcoming, 2013) and co-editor of Migrant Cartographies. New Cultural and Literary Spaces in Post-colonial Europe (Lexington Books, 2005), Postcolonial Cinema Studies (Routledge, 2011) and Deconstructing Europe. Postcolonial Perspectives (Routledge, 2011). More information