CATERINA ROMEO is Associate Professor at Sapienza Università di Roma, where she teaches Literary Criticism and Theory and Gender Studies and currently Academic Visitor at the University of Auckland. She is the author of Riscrivere la nazione. La letteratura italiana postcoloniale (Le Monnier-Mondadori 2018) and Narrative tra due sponde: Memoir di italiane d'America (Carocci 2005). With Cristina Lombardi-Diop she has coedited Postcolonial Italy: Challenging National Homogeneity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), L'Italia postcoloniale (Le Monnier-Mondadori, 2014), and Postcolonial Europe (special issue of the Postcolonial Studies Journal, 2015). She has translated into Italian the work of numerous Italian American women writers, among them prize-winning Louise DeSalvo’s Vertigo and Kym Ragusa’s The Skin between Us (La pelle che ci separa 2008 – Premio John Fante 2009). Her essays on Italian American literature and culture, Italian postcolonial literature, postcolonial feminism, constructions and representations of blackness in contemporary Italy have been published in national and international journals and edited volumes. She is currently working on a book-project on recent Italian emigration.