Maria Elena Alampi is Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, where she is working for the AHRC-funded project “A Girls’Eye-view: Girlhood on the Italian screen since 1950s”. Her research interest lies in Italian cinema. Specifically: labour, precarity, and gender representations. Her PhD Thesis was about “The New Italian Cinema of Precarity” that investigates the Italian labour system’s representations, particularly the phenomenon of the precarity in contemporary Italian cinema with a special focus on gender. She participates in and co-organises research several events such as the annual PGR Symposium as Research Assistant for B-Film- International Research Centre of Film Scholars at the University of Birmingham, Let’s Queer It(aly) a cycle of online meeting about queer culture in Italy together with Dr Anna Lisa Somma and the Department of Italian Studies of the University of Birmingham for which the won the first EDI SIS Award 2021. In 2020, she set up, together with Dr Francesco Sticchi from Oxford Brookes University, an academic international network called Cinematic Precarity Research Network.