Ellen Nerenberg is Hollis Professor at Wesleyan University. She is author of Prison Terms: Representing Confinement During and After Italian Fascism (University of Toronto, 2001), awarded the Howard R. Marraro Prize from the Modern Language Association, and Murder Made in Italy: Homicide, Media, and Contemporary Italian Culture (Indiana University, 2012). She is the co-editor of Writing Beyond Fascism (Fairleigh-Dickinson, 2000) and Body of State (Fairleigh-Dickinson, 2012). She is a founding editor of g/s/i-gender/sexuality/Italy, reviews editor of the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, editor of the Italian Studies Channel on the New Books Network, and is the current President of the American Association for Italian Studies. Recent publications include essays on serial television in Italy and North America. She is currently working on La nazione Winx: educare la futura consumista, with Nicoletta Marini-Maio (forthcoming, Rubbettino, 2020). Interests include global girldom, girls and women in media, intermediality, Italian Studies, Italian literature of the 20th and 21st centuries, Italian cinema and television.