Visiting Scholars

Sandra Ponzanesi 

Sandra Ponzanesi is a visiting scholar in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University and is a full professor in Gender and Postcolonial Studies at the Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. She has published widely in the field of postcolonial studies, Europe, cinema and digital migration. Among her publications are: The Postcolonial Cultural Industry (Palgrave, 2014), Gender, Globalisation and Violence (Routledge, 2014) and Paradoxes of Postcolonial Culture (Suny, 2004). She has co-edited several volumes such as Postcolonial Transitions in Europe (Rowman and Littlefield International, 2016) with Gianmaria Colpani; Postcolonial Cinema Studies (Routledge, 2012) with Marguerite Waller and Migrant Cartographies (Lexington, 2005) with Daniela Merolla. She is currently working on a volume on Postcolonial Intellectuals in Europe (Rowman and Littlefield International, forthcoming 2018) with Adriano Habed and on a special issue on ‘Connected migrants: Encapsulation and Cosmopolitanism’ for Popular Communication with Koen Leurs. She has also guest edited several special issues on postcolonial Europe and digital migration for journals such as Social Identities, Crossings, Interventions and Transnational Cinemas. She is currently leading an ERC consolidator project 'Digital Crossings in Europe. Gender, Diaspora and Belonging.' The project aims to investigate the relation between gender, migration and digital technologies, in particular the way in which the ‘connected migrant’ contributes to new forms of European integration and cosmopolitan citizenship CONNECTINGEUROPE.