Ph.D. University of Warwick, 2013.
Postcolonial theory; migration studies; film studies and filmmaking; diaspora cultures
from the Horn of Africa
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
La quarta via. Mogadiscio Italia
, for which he was co-director and co-author. His articles have been published in
peer-reviewed journals including
Science Fiction Studies
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.