Valentina Re is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Link Campus University, Rome, Italy. Her main research areas include film, media and literary theory, media production, distribution and consumption, film analysis and television studies. In the framework of the H2020 research project “DETECt. Detecting Transcultural Identity in European Popular Crime Narratives”, she is currently investigating how, through the development of female characters in the role of investigators in contemporary Italian TV series, gender norms and crime genre norms are called into question and renegotiated as far as the socio-cultural Italian and European context changes. On this topic, she has published in 2021 the article “Neither voiceless nor unbelievable: Women detectives & rape culture in contemporary Italian TV” (MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture, n. 7, 14 June 2021, https://maifeminism.com/neither-voiceless-nor-unbelievable-women-detectives-rape-culture-in-italian-tv/, co-authored with Elena D’Amelio). Among her publications are the books: Aging girls. Identità femminile, sessualità e invecchiamento nella cultura mediale italiana (Meltemi, 2021, co-edited with P. De Rosa and E. Mandelli); Le belle donne ci piacciono. E come! Cinema nuovo, cultura comunista e modelli di mascolinità (1952-1958) (Diabasis, 2021, coauthored with E. Mandelli); Streaming media. Distribuzione, circolazione, accesso (Mimesis, 2017); Game of Thrones. Una mappa per immaginare mondi (Mimesis, 2017, co-edited with S. Martin); L’innesto. Realtà e finzioni da Matrix a 1Q84 (Mimesis, 2014, co-authored with A. Cinquegrani); Cominciare dalla fine. Studi su Genette e il cinema (Mimesis, 2012); Visioni di altre visioni. Intertestualità e cinema (Archetipolibri, 2007, co-authored with G. Guagnelini); Ai margini del film. Incipit e titoli di testa (Campanotto, 2006). She is senior editor of the international journal Cinéma & Cie and co-editor of the book series “Narrazioni seriali”.