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Nicoletta Mandolini is a researcher in the areas of Cultural and Media Studies. Her main research interest is the study of representations of gender violence and other forms of gender-based discrimination. She is currently FCT Researcher at CECS - Universidade do Minho, where she is working on the project Sketch Her Story and Make It Popular: Using Graphic Narratives in Lusophone and Italian Feminist Activism against Gender Violence (www.sketchthatstory.com). She previously worked as FWO postdoctoral fellow at KU Leuven (Belgium). She holds a PhD from University College Cork (Ireland). Her doctoral project, funded by the IRC (Irish Research Council), focussed on the analysis of journalistic and literary portrayal of femicide in the Italian context and it resulted in the publication of the monograph Representations of Lethal Gender-Based Violence in Italy between Journalism and Literature: Femminicidio Narratives (Routledge 2021). She has published her research findings in top-ranked international journals in the area of Modern Languages, Italian, Gender, Comics and Communication Studies (e.g. Romance Studies; Italian Studies; The Italianist; New Readings; Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies; Feminist Encounters; gender/sexuality/italy; AboutGender; Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics; Problemi dell'informazione; Communication and Society). She authored chapters in edited volumes published for Routledge and Palgrave McMillan and she co-edited the volumes Rappresentare la violenza di genere. Sguardi femministi tra critica, attivismo e scrittura (Mimesis 2018) and Representing Gender-Based Violence: Global Perspectives (Palgrave 2023). She is a member of the CASILAC research cluster on Violence, Conflict and Gender, which she co-convened from 2016 to 2019 and she is a founding member of the research group on Italian comics SnIF - Studying'n'Investigating Fumetti (www.grupposnif.it). She is co-leader of the WGAS - Working Group Autoras, Investigadoras, Editoras de Cómic in the context of the Cost Action Project iCOn-MICs (https://iconmics.hypotheses.org/). She is member of the research team for the Horizon Europe project CONCILIARE - Confidently Changing Colonial Heritage. She is coordinator of the Working Group on Visual Culture of the SOPCOM (Portuguese Society of Communication Studies).
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Nicoletta Mandolini

Citation names

  • Mandolini, Nicoletta

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
451F-404A-E9ED
ORCID iD
0000-0002-9137-9380

Email addresses

  • nicoletta.mandolini@ics.uminho.pt (Professional)

Websites

Knowledge fields

  • Humanities - Arts
  • Social Sciences - Media and Communications

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Italian (Mother tongue)
English Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
Portuguese Advanced (C1) Proficiency (C2) Upper intermediate (B2) Advanced (C1) Upper intermediate (B2)
Spanish; Castilian Advanced (C1) Proficiency (C2) Intermediate (B1) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2)
Education
Degree Classification
2022/06/06 - 2022/06/09
Concluded
Escola de verão conhecimento e prática. Metodologias qualitativas nas ciências sociais (Outros)
Major in Ciências Sociais
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2014/09 - 2019/07
Concluded
Arts (Doktor (PhD))
Major in Italian, Gender and Media Studies
University College Cork, Ireland
"Femminicidio Narratives: The Italian Narrative Discourse on Lethal Gender Violence between Journalism and Literature / Il femminicidio raccontato. Il discorso narrativo sulla violenza letale di genere tra giornalismo e letteratura " (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
N/A
2013 - 2014
Concluded
Master di I livello in didattica dell'italiano lingua non materna (Master Universitario)
Major in Teaching Italian as a Foreign/Second Language
Università per Stranieri di Perugia, Italy
2009 - 2013
Concluded
Filologia moderna (Laurea Magistrale)
Università degli Studi di Macerata, Italy
110/110 cum laude
2005 - 2009
Concluded
Lettere Moderne (Laurea)
Major in Italian Literature
Università degli Studi di Macerata, Italy
110/110 cum laude
Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2020/10/01 - Current Contracted Researcher (Research) Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Universidade do Minho Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Sociedade, Portugal
2019/10/01 - 2020/09/30 Contracted Researcher (Research) Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Vlaanderen, Belgium
KU Leuven Campus Carolus Antwerpen, Belgium

Teaching in Higher Education

Category
Host institution
Employer
2020/10 - Current Invited Assistant Professor (University Teacher) Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Universidade do Minho Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Sociedade, Portugal
2017 - 2023 Invited Assistant Professor (University Teacher) University College Cork, Ireland
Master in Women's Studies, Ireland
2019/10 - 2020/09 Invited Assistant Professor (University Teacher) KU Leuven Campus Carolus Antwerpen, Belgium
2015/09 - 2019/07 Assistant Professor (University Teacher) University College Cork, Ireland
School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University College Cork, Ireland

Positions / Appointments

Category
Host institution
Employer
2024/02 - 2026/02 Coordinator of the Working Group on Visual Culture Associação Portuguesa de Ciências da Comunicação, Portugal
2023/01 - 2024/10 Manager of Laboratory, Institute, Museum, Centre or Observatory iCOn-MICs - EU Cost Action project, France
WGAS - iCOn-MICs, France
2016/04 - 2019/09 Manager of Laboratory, Institute, Museum, Centre or Observatory University College Cork, Ireland
Research Cluster Violence, Conflict and Gender, Ireland
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2021/02 - 2021/08 Ricerca a fumetti: generi, forme, declinazioni
RICERCA A FUMETTI
Project coordinator
Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Associazione Internazionale Professori di Italiano (AIPI)
Concluded
2014/09/01 - 2018/08/31 Femminicidio Narratives. The Italian Narrative Discourse on Lethal Gender Violence between Journalism and Literature
GOIPG/2014/485
PhD Student Fellow
University College Cork, Ireland
Irish Research Council
Concluded
2016/12/20 - 2017 Representing Gender-Based Violence: Establishing a Interdisciplinary International Network
REPRESENTGBV
Principal investigator
University College Cork, Ireland
Irish Research Council
Concluded

Contract

Designation Funders
2020/10/01 - Current Sketch Her Story and Make It Popular. Using Graphic Narratives in Lusophone and Italian Feminist Activism against Gender Violence
UIDB/00736/2020
Principal investigator
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ongoing
2024/03 - 2026 CONCILIARE - Confidently Changing Colonial Heritage
101132582
Researcher
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação, Portugal
Horizon 2020
Ongoing
2019/10/01 - 2020/09/30 Sketch That Story and Make It Popular. Using Graphic Narratives in Feminist Activism against Gender Violence
12U6920N
Principal investigator
KU Leuven Campus Carolus Antwerpen, Belgium
Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Vlaanderen
Cancelled

Other

Designation Funders
2021/01/01 - Current iCOn-MICS
Researcher
Université Clermont Auvergne, France
European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Ongoing
Outputs

Publications

Book
  1. Mandolini, Nicoletta. Representations of Lethal Gender-Based Violence in Italy Between Journalism and Literature. Femminicidio Narratives. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. 2021.
    Published
Book chapter
  1. Mandolini, Nicoletta; Caroline Williamson Sinalo. "Introduction". In Representing Gender-Based Violence: Global Perspectives, 1-21. New York, United States: Palgrave, 2023.
    Published • 10.1007/978-3-031-13451-7_1
  2. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "Diagonal Truths: The Representation of Gender Violence in True Crime Podcasts¿ The Case of West Cork". In Representing Gender-Based Violence: Global Perspectives, 143-163. New York, United States: Palgrave, 2023.
    Published • 10.1007/978-3-031-13451-7_7
  3. Mandolini, Nicoletta; Rizzi, Giorgio Busi. "What Is Love? Precarious Lives, Precarious Loves in the Works of Italian Women Graphic Novelists". In Precarious Youth in Contemporary Graphic Narratives, edited by María Porras Sánchez; Gerardo Vilches, 73-88. London and New York, United Kingdom: Routledge, 2022.
    10.4324/9781003225669-7
  4. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "Donne violente e donne violate: genere e violenza nella tetralogia L'amica geniale di Elena Ferrante". In Rappresentare la violenza di genere: sguardi femministi tra critica, attivismo e scrittura, 51-70. Milan, Italy: Mimesis, 2018.
    Published
  5. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "Intervista a Dacia Maraini". In Rappresentare la violenza di genere: sguardi femministi tra critica, attivismo e scrittura, 319-331. Milan, Italy: Mimesis, 2018.
    Published
  6. Mandolini, Nicoletta; Ross, Silvia; Bettaglio, Marina. "Introduzione". In Rappresentare la violenza di genere: sguardi femministi tra critica, attivismo e scrittura, 15-47. Milan, Italy: Mimesis, 2018.
    Published
  7. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "Prostituzione e violenza nella letteratura italiana della migrazione. L'esperienza della tratta in Le ragazze di Benin City e Il mio nome non è Wendy". In Pluriverso italiano. Incroci linguistico-culturali e percorsi migratori in lingua italiana, edited by Carotenuto, Carla; Cognini, Edith; Meschini, Michela, 389-401. Macerata, Italy: EUM, 2018.
    Published
  8. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "Telling the Abuse: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Reading of Gender Violence, Repressed Memory, and Female Subjectivity in Elena Ferrante's Troubling Love". In The Works of Elena Ferrante: Reconfiguring the Margins, 271-291. New York, United States: Palgrave, 2016.
    Published
Book review
  1. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "CARTOGRAFIE, CARTOGRAFIE FEMMINISTE, NEW POST, RECENSIONI “Feminismos Criminologicos” di Fernanda Martins (UniRitter, Brazil). Recensione di Nicoletta Mandolini (CECS – Universidade do Minho, Portugal)". Review of Feminismos criminologicos (2022): https://studiquestionecriminale.wordpress.com/2022/04/21/feminismos-criminologicos-di-fernanda-martins-uniritter-brazil-recensione-di-nicoletta-mandolini-cecs-universidade-do-minho-portugal/.
  2. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "Giovani e abuso sessuale nella letteratura italiana (1902-2018)". Review of Giovani e abuso sessuale nella letteratura italiana (1902-2018) 76, 4 (2021): 500-501. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00751634.2021.1962032.
    Published • https://doi.org/10.1080/00751634.2021.1962032
  3. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "Book review: Elena Ferrante: Parole Chiave by Tiziana De Rogatis". Review of Elena Ferrante: Parole chiave 7, 2020 (2021): 237-238. https://www.gendersexualityitaly.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/24.-Mandolini-Nicoletta.Elena-Ferrante.-Author-Approved-29-June.pdf.
    Published • https://doi.org/10.15781/4saj-gb92
  4. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "Violence and Comics". Review of Representing Acts of Violence in Comics (2020): https://culturalstudiesleuven.net/2020/03/23/violence-and-comics/.
    Published
  5. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "Elisa Martínez Garrido. I romanzi di Elsa Morante. Scrittura, poesia ed etica". 35, (2017): 237-238.
    Published
Edited book
  1. Mandolini, Nicoletta; Caroline Willmson Sinalo. Representing Gender-Based Violence: Global Perspectives. New York, United States: Palgrave. 2023.
    Published • Editor
  2. Mandolini, Nicoletta. Rappresentare la violenza di genere: sguardi femministi tra critica, attivismo e scrittura. Milan, Italy: Mimesis. 2018.
    Published • Editor
Journal article
  1. Busi Rizzi, Giorgio; Di Paola, Lorenzo; Mandolini, Nicoletta. "Comics Strike Back! Digital Forms, Digital Practices, Digital Audiences". Studies in Comics 14 (2024): 3-13. https://intellectdiscover.com/content/journals/10.1386/stic_00100_2#abstract_content.
    Published
  2. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "Grown Up Boyz and Girlz. Italian Graphic Novelists’ Trans-European Paths and Gendered Representations". Italian Studies 79 1 (2024): 47-64. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00751634.2024.2322229.
    Open access • Published
  3. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "The merits of a masculine mother Nicoz Balboa and the politics of softly queering motherhood". Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies 6 (2024): 85-108. https://whatever.cirque.unipi.it/index.php/journal/article/view/202.
    Open access • Published
  4. Mandolini, Nicoletta; Federico Tenca Montini. "Uno sguardo disonesto. L’appropriazione neofascista del discorso sulla violenza di genere nel caso Norma Cossetto". AG About Gender 12 24 (2023): 189-223. https://riviste.unige.it/index.php/aboutgender/article/view/2148.
    Open access • Published • 10.15167/2279-5057/AG2023.12.24.2148
  5. Mandolini, Nicoletta; Álvares, Cristina; María Márquez López. "Introductory Note: Wonder Comics. Redrawing Gender in Ibero-American Graphic Narratives". Revista Lusófona de Estudos Culturais 10 2 (2023): 7-17. https://rlec.pt/index.php/rlec/article/view/5397.
    Open access • Published • https://rlec.pt/index.php/rlec/article/view/5397
  6. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "Re-appropriating Abjection: Feminism, Comics and the Macabre Coming-of-Age". Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics 7 2 (2023): 32. http://dx.doi.org/10.20897/femenc/13560.
    10.20897/femenc/13560
  7. Mandolini, Nicoletta; Busi Rizzi, Giorgio. "Brazilian Trans Artivism, Comics and Communities, between Digital and Print". European Comic Art 16 2 (2023): 100-124. https://www.berghahnjournals.com/view/journals/eca/16/2/eca160205.xml.
    Published • https://doi.org/10.3167/eca.2023.160205
  8. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "C'era una volta il riso di Medusa, oggi c'è Erbacce. Due chiacchiere su femminismo, umorismo e narrazioni grafiche con Pat Carra". About Gender - International Journal of Gender Studies 11 22 (2022): 608-628. https://riviste.unige.it/aboutgender?fbclid=IwAR04_oaDApo3zm5sJ7-PPtpsTfh6ox0kpS1bmqvx0z3z_KC2P7Pj_1kBDSw.
    Open access • Published
  9. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "The Art of Smearing: How Is Feminist Decolonizing Artivism Received by Italian Newspapers? The Case of Montanelli's Statue". Comunicação e Sociedade 42 (2022): 245-258. https://revistacomsoc.pt/index.php/revistacomsoc/article/view/4025.
    Open access • Published
  10. Mandolini, Nicoletta; Mookherjee, Nayanika. "Comics As a Tool for Research on Gender Violence. Interview With Nayanika Mookherjee on the Graphic Novel Birangona. Towards Ethical Testimonies of Sexual Violence During Conflict (2019)". Vista 10 (2022): http://dx.doi.org/10.21814/vista.4109.
    Open access • 10.21814/vista.4109
  11. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "Wonder feminisms: comics-based artivism against gender violence in Italy, intersectionality and transnationalism". Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (2022): https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/21504857.2022.2135551.
    Published
  12. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "Pop struggles: artivismo, fumetto e lotta femminista nel collettivo romano Lucha y Siesta. Intervista a Rita Petruccioli". Simultanea 3 1 (2022):
    Open access • Accepted
  13. Ece Canli; Nicoletta Mandolini. "Aesthetics in Distress: Gender-Based Violence and Visual Culture. Introductory Note". Vista (2022): https://doi.org/10.21814/vista.4071.
    10.21814/vista.4071
  14. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "Transmediality against Transphobia: The Politics of Transsexual Self-Portraiture in Fumettibrutti’s Work between Comics and Photography". New Readings 18 (2022): 88-108. https://newreadings.cardiffuniversitypress.org/articles/abstract/10.18573/newreadings.121/.
    Open access • Published
  15. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "Retrieving or Revising? Using Mythology in Contemporary Italian Literature against Femicide". Italian Studies 76 3 (2021): 320-328. https://doi.org/10.1080/00751634.2021.1932052.
    Published • 10.1080/00751634.2021.1932052
  16. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "Let's go graphic. Mapping Italian Graphic Novels on Gender-Based Violence". Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 12 5 (2020): 939-963. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/21504857.2020.1809484#metrics-content.
    Published • https://doi.org/10.1080/21504857.2020.1809484
  17. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "Femicide, Before and After. A Qualitative Analysis of the Journalistic Coverage of Stefania Noce's and Sara Di Pietrantonio's Cases". Problemi dell'informazione 2020 2 (2020): 247-277. https://www.rivisteweb.it/doi/10.1445/97793.
    Published • 10.1445/97793
  18. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "Rivisitare la pratica femminista del 'partire da sé': autofiction al maschile e femminicidio in La scuola cattolica di Edoardo Albinati". Romance Studies 37 3-4 (2019): 171-187. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02639904.2019.1690790.
    Published • https://doi.org/10.1080/02639904.2019.1690790
  19. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "Violenza domestica e questioni di genere nel family crime all'italiana: conversazione con Giampaolo Simi". The Italianist 39 1 (2019): 115-130. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02614340.2019.1576357.
    Published • https://doi.org/10.1080/02614340.2019.1576357
  20. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "Beyond Rape: Dacia Maraini's Donna in guerra and Maria Schiavo's Macellum in the 1970s Italian Feminist Debate on Gender Violence". Italian Studies 72 4 (2017): 428-442. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00751634.2017.1372975.
    Published • https://doi.org/10.1080/00751634.2017.1372975
  21. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "Una femminista in incognito contro il femminicidio. Intervista a Marilù Oliva". gender/sexuality/italy 4 (2017): 218-230. https://www.gendersexualityitaly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/25.-Mandolini-Una-Femminista-in-Incognito-2.pdf.
    Open access • Published • https://doi.org/10.15781/res7-5n51
  22. Mandolini, Nicoletta. "Politicize and Popularize: The Theoretical Discourse on Femicide in Italian Feminist Blogs". Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies 5 3 (2017): 357-373. https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/jicms/2017/00000005/00000003/art00005.
    Published • https://doi.org/10.1386/jicms.5.3.357_1
Journal issue
  1. Mandolini, Nicoletta; Busi Rizzi, Giorgio; Di Paola, Lorenzo. "Comics Strike Back! Digital Forms, Digital Practices, Digital Audiences". Studies in Comics 14 1 (2024): https://www.intellectbooks.com/studies-in-comics-141-is-out-now-special-issue.
    Published • Coeditor
  2. Mandolini, Nicoletta; Álvares, Cristina; María Márquez López. "Wonder Comics: Redrawing Gender in Ibero-American Graphic Narratives". Revista Lusófona de Estudos Culturais 10 2 (2023): https://rlec.pt/index.php/rlec/issue/view/365.
    Published • Coeditor
  3. Mandolini, Nicoletta; CANLI, Ece. "Aesthetics in Distress: Gender-Based Violence and Visual Culture". Vista 10 (2022): https://revistavista.pt/index.php/vista/issue/view/241.
    Published • Coeditor
Online resource
  1. Mandolini, Nicoletta. Corresponding author: Mandolini, Nicoletta. Comics for Choice. Fumetto, giustizia riproduttiva e potere del visual storytelling. 2022. https://studiquestionecriminale.wordpress.com/2022/09/05/comics-for-choice-fumetto-giustizia-riproduttiva-e-il-potere-del-visual-storytelling/?fbclid=IwAR2suQHesCveXrPxxULma5T7OeMnBZlKoHILZbLJMxZgTwRL1zpp0FwnM6s.
  2. Nicoletta Mandolini. "Smash" the Patriarchy: fumetti contro la violenza di genere. Due parole sul progetto Sketch Her Story and Make It Popular, di Nicoletta Mandolini (CECS, Universidade do Minho). 2022. https://studiquestionecriminale.wordpress.com/2022/02/16/smash-the-patriarchy-fumetti-contro-la-violenza-di-genere-due-parole-sul-progetto-sketch-her-story-and-make-it-popular-di-nicoletta-mandolini-cecs-universidade-do-minho/?fbclid=IwAR1OnttiRYNdBJGyNNH.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2023/11/16 Look at Me. Selfies as a Tool for Gendered Representation in Comics Congreso Internacionál sobre Cómic
Universidad de Alcalá (Alcalá de Henares, Spain)
2023/07/04 Comics as Sex Machine. Retracing Italian Comics Soft-Core from the 1970s to the Present Better Living Through Comics
University of Cambridge (Cambridge, United Kingdom)
2022/12/08 Entre net e papel: online communities, medium-specificity and multimodality in two autobiographical works by transgender comics artists in Brazil. The cases of Luiza Lemos and Alice Pereira. El cómic digital (España, Portugal, América Latina)
Université Clermont-Auvergne (Clermont-Ferrand, France)
2022/12/06 TransComics. Banda desenhada e resistência à simplificação de género VIII Congresso sobre Culturas
Universidade do Minho (Braga, Portugal)
2022/10/28 Il graphic novel in classe contro la violenza di genere. Una proposta didattica XXV Congresso AIPI - Raccontare la realtà. Italia ieri e oggi
Università degli studi di Palermo (Palermo, Italy)
2022/07/13 A Feminist Smash! Instagram Comics Against Gender Violence in Latin America and Italy Comics Strike Back: Digital Comics, Digital Audiences, Digital Practices
Universiteit Gent (Gent, Belgium)
2022/06/30 What's the Story? How Hybrid Comics against Gender Violence Rework Narrative Visual Storytelling. From the Mural to the Digital
Universidade de Aveiro (Aveiro)
2022/04/21 Rethinking the Coming of Age: Transmedial Representation of Youth in Italian Culture (1950s to Present) SIS Biennal Conference
University of Warwick (Warwick, United Kingdom)
2021/12/15 Uno sguardo disonesto - L'appropriazione neofascista del discorso sulla violenza di genere. Il caso Norma Cossetto Us Versus Them: Exploring Transatlantic Practices and Mediations of Fascism(s) and Populism(s) from the Margins
KNIR - Royal Netherlads Institute in Rome (Roma, Italy)
2021/11/11 Wonder Feminisms. Comics-Based Art-Activism against Gender Violence in Italy Transnational Italian Comics: A Research Seminar
University of Montpellier (Montpellier, France)
2021/09/15 The Art of Smearing. How Is Feminist Decolonizing Artivism Received by Italian Newspapers? The Case of Indro Montanelli’s Statue Activisms in Africa. III International Conference
Universidade de Recife (Recife, Brazil)
2021/04/23 Re-Appropriating Abjection. Ana Caspão’s Fundo do nada as a Feminist and Macabre Coming of Age
Universiteit Gent (Gent, Belgium)
2021/02/12 The Anger That Moves. The Affirmative Dimension of Rage in the Italian Movement Against Gender Violence Lucha y Siesta GEM - Gender Equality Matters
Dublin City University (Dublin, Ireland)
2020/12/02 Let's Go Graphic. Gender Violence and the Ethics of Representation in Contemporary Graphic Narratives
Universidade do Minho (Braga, Portugal)
2020/09/11 Medium Specificity and the Ethics of Representation. Italian Graphic Novels on Gender Violence Visions of Italy - SIS interim conference
Kent University (Kent, United Kingdom)
2020/01/24 Transmediality against Transphobia. The Politics of Transsexual Self-Portrait in Fumettibrutti’s Work Between Comics and Photography
Cardiff University (Cardiff, United Kingdom)
2019/10/25 Retrieving or Revising? Using Christian and Greek Mythology in Contemporary Italian Literature Against Femicide
Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia)
2019/06/27 ‘Il femminicidio sotto inchiesta. La violenza letale di genere tra giornalismo investigativo e reportage narrativo’
University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
2018/06/16 ‘Revising the Feminist Practice of “Partire da sé”: Male-Centred Autofiction and Feminicide in Edoardo Albinati’s La scuola cattolica’
Sant'Anna Institute (Sorrento, Italy)
2018/04/06 ‘Rosa sangue. La retorica dell’orrore tra giornalismo e letteratura sul tema del femminicidio’
University of Sussex (Brighton, United Kingdom)
2017/04/30 ‘Una rivoluzione privata. La de-ri-costruzione della soggettività femminile in Cronache del mal d’amore di Elena Ferrante’
Trinity College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland)

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2022/05 - 2023/09 Media Representations of Women and Gender in Post-Revolutionary Egypt
Co-supervisor
Women's Studies (Master)
University College Cork, Ireland

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2023/11/15 - 2023/11/17 Organisation, with Dr María Márquez López, of the panel Dialogues on Self-Portraiture and Gender between Comics and other Visual Media, as part of the Congreso Internacional de Investigación sobre Cómic (Universidade de Alcalá, 15-17 November 2023). (2023/11/15 - 2023/11/17)
Other (Co-organisor)
Universidad de Alcalá, Spain
2023/11/09 - 2023/11/10 I co-organised the X Jornadas Doutorais (Universidade do Minho, 9-10 November 2023) (2023/11/09 - 2023/11/10)
Congress (Co-organisor)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2023/10 - 2023/10 I organised, together with Alice Parrinello (University of Oxford) and Alberica Bazzoni (University of Siena), the webinar Queergraphics, which gathered various Italian comic artists belonging to the LGBTQ community interested in talking about their work. (2023/10/27 - 2023/10/27)
Symposium (Co-organisor)
SnIF - Studyin'n'Investigating Fumetti, Italy
2023/03/15 - 2023/03/15 Webinar "Transfeminismo e transnacionalidade na banda desenhada lusófona. O caso Sapata Press" Com Ciço Silveira (Sapata Press) e Nicoletta Mandolini (CECS - Universidade do Minho) (2023/03/15 - 2023/03/15)
Seminar (Co-organisor)
Universidade do Minho Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Sociedade, Portugal

Université Clermont Auvergne, France
2021/12/17 - 2022/12/17 Presentation of Comics as a Research Practice, by Giada Peterle (2022/12/17 - 2022/12/17)
Seminar (Co-organisor)
SnIF - Studyin'n'Investigating Fumetti, Italy
2022/12/05 - 2022/12/07 I co-organised the VII Congresso Internacional sobre Culturas (Universidade do Minho, 5-7 December 2022). (2022/12/05 - 2022/12/07)
Congress (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2022/01/01 - 2022/10/29 Organization, with SnIF, of the panel For real: il fumetto italiano tra realtà e realismo, which was part of the xxv Congresso Aipi (Università degli Studi di Palermo) (2022/10/27 - 2022/10/29)
Congress (Member of the Scientific Committee)
Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
2022/10/06 - 2022/10/06 Seminar "Humans of the Anthropocene: comics and the representation of humankind in a geologically transformed planet", by Hugo Almeida (NOVA - Universidade de Lisboa), organised by CECS together with CEHUM and SnIF as part of a series of seminars organised for the Seminário permanente de Ciência com e para a Sociedade (2022/10/06 - 2022/10/06)
Seminar (Co-organisor)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal

SnIF - Studyin'n'Investigating Fumetti, Italy
2021/10/11 - 2022/07/13 Comics Strike Back. Digital Comics, Digital Audiences, Digital Practices (2022/07/11 - 2022/07/13)
Congress (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universiteit Gent, Belgium
2022/03/30 - 2022/07 Encontros de investigadores em comunicação e diversidade (Seminário Permanente em Comunicação e Diversidade - CECS) (2022/03/30)
Meeting
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2022/05/26 - 2022/05/26 Presentation of (Des)montando el libro. Del cómic multilineal al cómic objeto, by Enrique Del Rey Cabero (2022/05/26)
Seminar (Co-organisor)
SnIF - Studyin'n'Investigating Fumetti, Italy
2022/02/28 - 2022/02/28 Comics & Science. I saggi a fumetti di Matteo Farinella (2022/02/28 - 2022/02/28)
Seminar (Co-organisor)
SnIF - Studyin'n'Investigating Fumetti, Italy
2021/11/23 - 2021/11/23 Seminario: il fumetto digitale, con Lorenzo Di Paola e Giorgio Busi Rizzi (2021/11/23 - 2021/11/23)
Seminar (Co-organisor)
2021/10/28 - 2021/10/28 Gruppo di lettura. Fumetti e DH (2021/10/28 - 2021/10/28)
Meeting (Co-organisor)
SnIF - Studyin'n'Investigating Fumetti, Italy
2021/01 - 2021/08 AIPI Summer School Ricerca a Fumetti: Generi, Forme, Declinazioni (2021/07/12 - 2021/07/15)
Other (President of the Organising Committee)
Universiteit Gent, Belgium
2021/04/14 - 2021/04/14 Attacks against Women. From the Web to the Physical World. With Dr Annalisa Verza (Università di Bologna) (2021/04/14 - 2021/04/14)
Seminar (Co-organisor)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal

University College Cork, Ireland
2019/12/06 - 2019/12/06 I co-organised, together with Dr Giovanni Pietro Vitali, the roundtable Elena Ferrante, Authorship and Style. A Conversation between Digital Humanities and Literary Criticism (keynote speakers Prof Maciej Eder and Dr Olivia Santovetti) (UCC 06/12/2019). (2019/12/06 - 2019/12/06)
Symposium (Co-organisor)
University College Cork, Ireland
2019/09/20 - 2019/09/20 I organised the workshop Sexual Violence(s): Against and Within the LGBTQ+ Community (UCC, 20/09/2019). (2019/09/20 - 2019/09/20)
Seminar (Co-organisor)
University College Cork, Ireland

Research Cluster Violence, Conflict and Gender, Ireland
2019/05/14 - 2019/05/14 I co-organised, together with Dr David Bowe, the panel Gender: Authorship and Reception (keynote speaker Dr Ursula Fanning) for the event Italian Studies, Theory and Practice: an ECR Workshop (UCC, 14/05/2019). (2019/05/14 - 2019/05/14)
Congress (Co-organisor)
University College Cork, Ireland
2019/04/11 - 2019/04/11 I co-organised, together with Prof Nuala Finnegan, the workshop Sexual Violence(s): Between Past and Present (UCC, 11/04/2019). (2019/04/11 - 2019/04/11)
Seminar (Co-organisor)
University College Cork, Ireland

Research Cluster Violence, Conflict and Gender, Ireland
2017/05/22 - 2017/05/23 I organised the workshop Representing Gender-Based Violence. Establishing an Interdisciplinary International Network (UCC, 22-23/05/2017), funded by the Irish Research Council New Foundations 2016 Scheme. (2017/05/22 - 2017/05/23)
Symposium (Co-organisor)
University College Cork, Ireland

Research Cluster Violence, Conflict and Gender, Ireland
2016/02/27 - 2016/02/27 I was head of the organising committee of the IX Graduate Conference in Italian Studies (UCC, 27/02/2016). (2016/02/27 - 2016/02/27)
Congress (Co-organisor)
University College Cork, Ireland

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2023/10/05 - 2023/10/05 Participation as invited speaker in the event I mestieri del fumetto, organised by SnIF and Biblioteca Internazionale Ilaria Alpi (Parma, 05/10/2023).
Symposium
I mestieri del fumetto
Biblioteca Ilaria Alpi, Italy
2023/09 - 2023/09 I was invited to give a workshop on feminist subverting in the context of the Acampamento Feminista organised by the feminist collective Feminismos Sobre Rodas
Workshop
II Acampamento Feminista
Feminismos Sobre Rodas, Portugal
2023/06/13 - 2023/06/15 Participation as invited speaker in the roundtable for the event Building a Transfeminist Coalition against Gender Violence (University College Cork 13-15 June 2023).
Symposium
Building a Transfeminist Coalition against Gender Violence
University College Cork, Ireland
2023/03/13 - 2023/03/13 Participation as invited speaker of the Representing Gender-Based Violence. Global Perspectives (Edited by Caroline Williamson Sinalo and Nicoletta Mandolini) - Book Launch
Other
School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University College Cork, Ireland
2022/12/12 - 2022/12/12 I participated as invited speaker in the event Fumetti underground tra ricerca e festival mainstream with the talk "From Brazil with Love. Contaminazioni transnazionali nel fumetto (trans)femminista portoghese: il caso Sapata Press"
Symposium
Fumetti underground tra ricerca e festival mainstream
Biblioteca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute, Italy
2022/11/17 - 2022/11/17 I participated as invited speakers in the event series GAPS, organised by the Escola de Letras, Artes e Ciências Humanas (ELACH) at Universidade do Minho. My talk was titled "Draw Like a Girl. Mapping Entanglements of Comics Art and Activism in the Italian Fight against Gender Violence"
Seminar
Seminários GAPS
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2022/11/15 - 2022/11/15 I was the invited speaker for the event Draw like a Girl. Mapping Entanglements of Comics Art and Activism in the Italian Fight against Gender Violence, seminar organised by Theleme, FLUL, University of Lisbon (Lisbon, 15/11/2022).
Seminar
Seminários Theleme - Interartes, Intermedia
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Letras, Portugal
2022/11 - 2022/11 Participation as invited speaker in the series of talks ApertaMente, for secondary school students of the Istituto Einaudi of Ferrara (Italy). My talk was titled ‘Violenza di genere. Che cos’è e perché è importante come ne parliamo?’.
Seminar
ApertaMente
IIS Luigi Einaudi Ferrara, Italy
2022/10/20 - 2022/10/20 I participated as invited speaker in the Writing Transnational Girlhood Series, organised by the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing, ILCS. My talk was titled ‘New Cover Girls. Feminism, Girlhood and the Graphic Novel’ (London, 20/10/2022).
Seminar
Writing Transnational Girlhood Series
School of Advanced Study Institute of Languages Cultures and Societies, United Kingdom
2022/05/19 - 2022/05/20 The event aimed at gathering researchers who are participating in the COST action iCOn-MICs, which is dedicated to the study and promotion of comics and graphic narratives produced in the Iberoamerican area.
Meeting
Université Clermont Auvergne, France
2022/05/06 - 2022/05/06 I was invited to present my monograph at University College Cork
Other
Representations of Lethal Gender-Based Violence in Italy. Book Launch
University College Cork, Ireland
2022/02/16 - 2022/02/16 Che genere di fumetto - Fumetto e Gender Studies
Seminar
Online Seminar for SnIF (Studying'n'Investigating Fumetti)
SnIF - Studyin'n'Investigating Fumetti, Italy
2021/11/30 - 2021/11/30 I participated in the festival La violenza illustrata, a festival organised by the local women shelter in Bologna, to launch my book Representations of Lethal Gender-Based Violence in Italy
Festival
Festival La violenza illustrata
Casa delle donne per non subire violenza , Italy
2021/11/10 - 2021/11/10 With Giorgio Busi Rizzi, I was invited to give a talk in the context of the Research Seminar for Prospettive sul fumetto italiano organised by the Journal Simultanea, in collaboration with SnIF – Studying’n’Investigating Fumetti (Online, 10/11/2021). Our talk was titled ‘What Is Love? Precarious Lives, Precarious Loves in Italian Women Graphic Novelists’
Symposium
Simultanea, United States

SnIF - Studyin'n'Investigating Fumetti, Italy
2021/07/12 - 2021/07/12 ‘Fumettibrutti dialoga con Nicoletta Mandolini’ – Interview with the author organised during the AIPI Summer School Ricerca a fumetti
Other
AIPI Summer School Ricerca a fumetti: generi, forme, declinazioni
Universiteit Gent, Belgium
2021/01/14 - 2021/01/14 I was invited to give a talk in the context of the Conversazioni series, organised by the team of the IRC funded Euronews Project. My talk was titled "The Qualities of Qualitative Research in Discourse Analysis. Hybrid Journalism as a Case Study"
Seminar
Conversazioni - Euronews Project
University College Cork, Ireland
2020/11/13 - 2020/11/13 I was invited to give a seminar on "Ultratexts Beyond Gender Binarisms" as part of the Law/Gender/Body/Text project at University College Cork
Seminar
University College Cork, Ireland

Ad Hoc journal article review

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2024/03 - 2024/04 Comunicação e sociedade CECS - Universidade do Minho
2024 - 2024 Vista ( 2184-1284) CECS - Universidade do Minho
2023/12 - 2023/12 Italian Studies (0075-1634) Taylor & Francis
2023 - 2023 Revista Lusófona de Estudos Culturais (2184-0458) CECS - Universidade do Minho
2022/09 - 2022/09 Unakoine (2724-4261) Mimesis
2022/01/31 - 2022/02/06 Discourse Processes (0163-853X) Taylor and Francis
2021/12/06 - 2021/12/27 Heliyon (2405-8440) Cell Press
2021/10/27 - 2021/11/16 Routledge - Advances in Comics Studies Book Series Taylor and Francis
2020/09/29 - 2020/10/30 Problemi dell'informazione (973-817X) Il Mulino

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2023 - Current SOPCOM Member
2022 - Current The Italian Girlhood Studies Research Network Member
2021/01/01 - Current SnIF - Studyin'n'Investigating Fumetti Founding Member
2021 - 2023 AIPI - Associazione Professori di Italiano

Committee member

Activity description
Role
Institution / Organization
2023/01 - Current Member of the Management Committee for the European Cost Action Project iCOn-MICs
Member
Université Clermont Auvergne Département d¿Espagnol, France
2022 - Current Member of the organising committee of the Seminário Permanente em Comunicação e Diversidade
Member
Universidade do Minho Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Sociedade, Portugal
2023 - 2024 I am member of the scientific committee for the edited volume Metamorphoses in Comics and Graphic Novels in the Iberian Cultural Area: New Trends, Emerging Industrial Modes, Current Sociocultural Perception (forthcoming).
Member
2023/11/09 - 2023/11/10 Member of the organising and scientific committee for the X Jornadas Doutorais at CECS - Universidade do Minho
Member
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2023/07/03 - 2023/07/05 I was member of the organising committee for the Training School El cómic de/para la investigación: teoría e práctice (Universidad de Granada, 3-5 July 2023)
Member
Universidad de Granada, Spain
2022/09/01 - 2022/12/08 Member of the scientific and organizing committee for the VIII Congresso sobre Culturas organised by CECS - Universidade do Minho
Member
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2022/07 - 2022/07 Member of the scientific and organising committee for the international conference Comics Strike Back. Digital Comics, Digital Audiences, Digital Practices
Member
Universiteit Gent Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte, Belgium

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2021/07/12 - 2021/07/15 Fumetto e Gender Studies Summer School Ricerca a Fumetti Universiteit Gent Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte, Belgium
2018 - 2019 Advanced Italian Language Advanced Italian Language (Bachelor) University College Cork, Ireland
2017/10 - 2018/12 Twentieth Century Italian Women Writers Arts - Italian (Bachelor) University College Cork, Ireland
2017 - 2017 Introduction to Written and Spoken Italian (Bachelor) University College Cork, Ireland

Interview (tv / radio show)

Program Topic
2021/10/29 - Current XENA - Esplorazioni femminista - Solo se ti rende felice Talk Gender Literacy and Gender Violence