"Silvia Guslandi joined Kenyon in 2022. She holds a Ph.D. in romance languages and literatures from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Euro-American comparative literature from the University of Genoa, Italy.
She specializes in modern and contemporary Italian literature and cinema, with a focus on transnational modernism, migration and translation. More broadly, her research and teaching interests include nationalism, world literature, race and ethnicity, Italian American studies, postcolonial theory, multilingualism, disability and gender studies.
She is currently working on a book manuscript that examines the role played by cross-national, cross-lingual and cross-cultural exchanges in the development of Italian literature at the turn of the twentieth century.
She is also a translator, working between Italian and English.
Areas of Expertise
Italian literature, migration and transnationalism, translation theory and practice
2020 — Doctor of Philosophy from University of Chicago
2016 — Doctor of Philosophy from University of Genoa
2011 — Master of Arts from University of Milan