Simone Brioni is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Stony Brook University.
He specializes in the literary and cinematographic representation and self-representation
of migrants, postcolonial theory, 'postcolonial' literatures and cultures with a particular
emphasis on contemporary Italy. On these topics, he co-authored three documentaries: Aulò (2012, directed with Graziano Chiscuzzu and Ermanno Guida, written with Ribka Sibhatu), La quarta via (2012, directed with Graziano Chiscuzzu and Ermanno Guida, written with Kaha Mohamed Aden), Maka (2022, with/about Geneviève Makaping, directed by Elia Moutamid). Publications in this area also include The Somali Within (2015), Scrivere di Islam (co-authored with Shirin Ramzanali Fazel, 2020), The Horn of Africa and Italy (co-edited with Shimelis Bonsa Gulema, 2018), and L’Italia, l’altrove (2022).
Another research thread uses post-colonial studies, gender studies, and migration
studies to explore how the genre of science fiction literature and film has subversively
proposed the re-thinking of gendered, racial and geographical borders, and shape the
political hopes of the future. Publications in this area include J.G. Ballard (2011), Italian Science Fiction (co-authored with Daniele Comberiati, 2019), Ideologia e rappresentazione (co-authored with Daniele Comberiati, 2020),
His articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals including Altreitalie, California Italian Studies, Cinergie, Écritures, Forum Italicum, gender/sexuality/Italy, Incontri, The Italianist, Italian Studies, The Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, Science Fiction Studies, and Studi Culturali.
His teaching focuses on film studies, colonialism and its legacy, migration studies, and science fiction studies.
Here is his professional homepage.