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Simone Brioni

Associate  Professor
Ph.D. University of Warwick, 2013.
Postcolonial theory; migration studies; film studies and filmmaking; diaspora cultures from the Horn of Africa
Humanities 1099

  • Biography
    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 Italian culture. He is the author of  J.G. Ballard: Il futuro quotidiano  (Siena: Prospettiva, 2011) and of   The Somali Within: Language, Race and Belonging in ‘Minor’ Italian Literature  (Cambridge: Legenda, 2015) and co-editor (with Shimelis Gulema) of  The Horn of Africa and Italy: Colonial, Postcolonial and Transnational Cultural Encounters  (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2018). He also edited the bilingual volumes (Italian and English)   Somalitalia. Quattro vie per Mogadiscio  (Roma: Kimerafilm, 2012) and   Aulò! Aulò! Aulò! Poesie di nostalgia, d’esilio e d’amore  (Roma: Kimerafilm, 2012) by Ribka Sibhatu, which respectively contain the documentaries   Aulò. Roma postcoloniale  and   La quarta via. Mogadiscio Italia , for which he was co-director and co-author. His articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals including   Altreitalie ,   Cinergie Écritures ,   Incontri Italian Studies ,   Science Fiction Studies Studi Culturali , and   The Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies . His teaching focuses on colonialism and its legacy, migration studies (in particular Italian American studies) and film studies. 

    Here is his professional homepage.