Hilary Emerson

Hilary Emerson is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Italian at the University of Rhode Island, where she is Coordinator of the Beginning and Intermediate Italian Language Program. Emerson has published in The Italianist, the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, and Annali d’Italianistica. She has given papers at the Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, American Association for Italian Studies Conference, and American Association of Teachers of Italian Conference. Research interests include: Lina Mangiacapre’s avant-garde films, transnational feminist cinema, girlhood in European cinema, Italian film, film theory, ecofeminist theory, and mad studies. Pedagogical interests include: diversity and inclusion, intercultural learning, and film literacies — a pedagogical approach based on the multiliteracies framework.