Chair
Gender and Postcolonial Studies
Date of appointment 02.02.2015
Inaugural lecture date 15.04.2016
Profile

I am currently Full Professor of Gender and Postcolonial Studies at the Department of Media and Culture Studies/Graduate Gender Programme(UU).

My expertise is gender and postcolonial critique from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. My research areas include postcolonial studies, transnational feminist theories, comparative literature, Italian colonial history, European migration studies, visual culture, postcolonial cinema, media and conflict studies. I studied English and Commonwealth Studies at the University of Bologna (Italy) and University of Sussex (UK) and received my Ph.D., in Comparative Literature and Gender Studies at Utrecht University. I was Visiting Professor at the University of California Los Angeles Women's Studies Program (2016) and visiting scholar at the University of California, Riverside (2004) and Gemma Scholar at Rutgers University (2014). Currently I am Visiting Professor aan Columbia University, department of English and Comparative Literature (2017-2018) and Visiting Scholar at the New York University, NYU Steinhardt, Department of Media, Culture and Communication (MCC) (2017-2018)

I am currently PI of the ERC consolidator project CONNECTINGEUROPE 'Digital Crossings in Europe. Gender, Diaspora and Belonging.' The project aims to investigate the relation between migration and digital technologies, in particular the way in which the ‘connected migrant’ contributes to new forms of European integration and cosmopolitan citizenship. The project explores digital diasporas in relation to issues of gender, ethnicity and affective belonging, focusing on how new technologies enhance new forms of connectivity between the homeland and destination countries, bus also across diasporas. The project pioneers a new interdisciplinary method that combines media studies, postcolonial theories, digital humanities and gender studies, drawing from the humanities and social science.

I am founder and director of the Postcolonial Studies Initiative (PCI)  www.postcolonialstudies.nl

I am board member of the Dutch Network of Women Professors, LNVH (Landelijk Netwerk  Vrouwelijke Hoogleraren)

 I am on sabbatical leave for the year 2017-2018

Visiting Professor, Columbia University, Department of English and Comparative Literature

Involved in the following study programme(s)

Postcolonial Cinemas in Europe. Migration, Identity and Spatiality in Film Genres. Sandra Ponzanesi and Verena Berger (guest editors). Special Issue, Transational Cinemas, Vol. 7(2), 2016

Sandra Ponzanesi and Gianmaria Colpani (eds.), Postcolonial Transitions in Europe. Contexts, Practices and Politics. London, Rowman and Littlefield, 2016.

Sandra Ponzanesi, 'The Point of Europe.' Special Issue Guest Editor. Interventions. International Issues of Postcolonial Studies, vol. 18(2), 2016.

Sandra Ponzanesi, The Postcolonial Cultural Industry Icons, Markets, Mythologies. Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Sandra Ponzanesi (ed.), Gender, Globalization and Violence. Postcolonial Conflict Zones, New York, Routledge, 2014.

Digital Crossings in Europe. Koen Leurs and Sandra Ponzanesi (eds.). Special Issue for Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture 5(1), 2014.

Postcolonial Cinema Studies. Sandra Ponzanesi and Marguerite Waller (eds.). London, Routledge, 2012.

Sandra Ponzanesi and Bolette Blaagaard (eds.), Deconstructing Europe. Postcolonial Perspectives. London, Routledge, 2012.

Sandra Ponzanesi and Daniela Merolla (eds.), Migrant Cartographies. New Cultural and Literary Spaces in Postcolonial Europe. Lanham, MD, Lexingtonbooks, 2005.

Paradoxes of Post-colonial Culture. Contemporary Women Writers of the Indian and Afro-Italian Diaspora. Albany, State University of New York Press, 2004.
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Curriculum vitae

homepage: www.ponzanesi.com

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Key publications

Ponzanesi, S. & Colpani, G. (2016). Postcolonial Transitions in Europe - Contexts, Practices and Politics. (436 p.). London: Rowman & Littlefield.

Ponzanesi, S. (2014). The Postcolonial Cultural Industry. Icons, Markets, Mythologies. (288 p.). Houndsmill: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ponzanesi, S. (2014). Gender, Globalization and Violence: Postcolonial Conflict Zones. (281 p.). New York: Routledge.

Ponzanesi, S. & Waller, M. (2012). Postcolonial Cinema Studies. (272 p.). London: Routledge.

Ponzanesi, S. (2004). Paradoxes of Post-colonial Culture. Contemporary Women Writers of the Indian and Afro-Italian Diaspora. Albany, USA: State University of New York Press.

All publications
  2018 - Scholarly publications
Leurs, K.H.A. & Ponzanesi, S. (12.01.2018). Connected migrants: Encapsulation and cosmopolitanization. Popular Communication, 16 (1), (pp. 4-20).
Alinejad, D., Candidatu, L.I., Mevsimler, M., Minchilli, C., Ponzanesi, S. & van der Vlist, F.N. (23.05.2018). Diaspora and mapping methodologies: - tracing transnational digital connections with ‘mattering maps’. Global Networks
Ponzanesi, S. (22.02.2018). Neocolonialism. In Rosi Braidotti & Maria Hlavajova (Eds.), The Posthuman Glossary (pp. 279-281). Bloomsbury.
Ponzanesi, S. (22.02.2018). Postcolonial Theory in Film. In Krin Gabbard (Eds.), Oxford Bibliographies in Cinema and Media Studies Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  2017 - Scholarly publications
Ponzanesi, S. (2017). Beyond the Black Venus. Colonial Sexual Politics and Contemporary Visual Practices Revisited. In Awam Amkpa & Ellen Mary Toscano (Eds.), ReSignification. - European Blackamoors, Africana Readings (pp. 137-147). Rome: Postcart.
Ponzanesi, S. (2017). Connecting Shores - Libya’s Colonial Ghost and Europe’s Migrant Crisis in Colonial and Postcolonial Cinematic Representations. In Laura Odasso & Gabriele Proglio (Eds.), Border Lampedusa - Subjectivity, Visibility and Memory in Stories of Sea and Land (pp. 89-107) (19 p.). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.
Ponzanesi, S. (2017). Der Schauplatz der Kolonie - Phoolan Devi und die postkoloniale Kritik. In Rosemarie Buikema & Kathrin Thiele (Eds.), Doing Gender in Medien-, Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (pp. 119-135) (17 p.). Berlin: LIT Verlag.
Mevsimler, M. & Ponzanesi, S. (30.06.2017). Mediating Migration. Feminist Media Studies, 17 (4), (pp. 695-697).
Ponzanesi, S. (2017). Postcolonial and Transnational Approaches to Film and Feminism. In Kristin Hole, Dijana Jelača, E. Ann Kaplan & Patrice Petro (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Gender (pp. 25-35) (11 p.). London: Routledge.
Ponzanesi, S. (2017). The Arena of the Colony - Phoolan Devi and Postcolonial Critique. In Rosemarie Buikema, Liedeke Plate & Kathrin Thiele (Eds.), Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture - A Comprehensive Guide to Gender Studies (pp. 95-105). London: Routledge.
  2016 - Scholarly publications
Ponzanesi, S. & Polizzi, Goffredo (23.12.2016). Does Italy need Postcolonial Theory?. English Literature (3), (pp. 145-161).
Ponzanesi, S. (06.04.2016). Edges of Empire. Italy’s Postcolonial Entanglements and the Gender Legacy. Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies, 16 (4), (pp. 373-386).
Ponzanesi, S. (2016). Frontiers of the Political: “Closed Sea” and the Cinema of Discontent’. In Mona Baker & Bolette Blaagaard (Eds.), Citizen Media and Public Spaces - Diverse Expressions of Citizenship and Dissent (pp. 42-57). London: Routlege.
Ponzanesi, S. & Berger, Verena (2016). Genres and Tropes in Postcolonial Cinema(s) in Europe. Transnational Cinemas, 7 (2), (pp. 111-117).
Ponzanesi, S. & Colpani, G. (2016). Introduction. Europe in Transition. In Sandra Ponzanesi & Gianmaria Colpani (Eds.), Postcolonial Transitions in Europe. Contexts, Practices and Politics (pp. 1-22). London: Rowman & Littlefield.
Ponzanesi, S. (2016). Of shipwrecks and Weddings: Borders and Mobilities in Europe. Transnational Cinemas, 7 (2), (pp. 151-167).
Ponzanesi, S. (2016). On the Waterfront: Truth and Fiction in Postcolonial Cinema from the South of Europe. Interventions, 18 (2), (pp. 217-233).
Ponzanesi, S. & Colpani, G. (2016). Postcolonial Transitions in Europe - Contexts, Practices and Politics. (436 p.). London: Rowman & Littlefield.
Ponzanesi, S. (28.01.2016) Guest editor Routledge Taylor and Francis Group (Publisher) 'The Point of Europe' Special Issue, Interventions, International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 18(2), 2016.
Ponzanesi, S. (2016). The Point of Europe: Postcolonial Entanglements. Interventions, 18 (2), (pp. 159-164).
  2016 - Other output
Ponzanesi, S. (15.04.2016). Connecting Europe: Postcolonial Mediations. (42 p.). Utrecht: Utrecht University.
  2015 - Scholarly publications
Ponzanesi, S. (2015). De Kolonie als Strijdtoneel: Phoolan Devi en de postkoloniale kritiek. In Rosemarie Buikema & Liedeke Plate (Eds.), Handboek Genderstudies (pp. 131-146). bussum: Coutinho.
Ponzanesi, S. (2015). The Postcolonial Cultural Industry: From Consumption to Distinction. Frame: Tijdschrift voor Literatuurwetenschap, 28 (2), (pp. 9-30).
  2014 - Scholarly publications
Ponzanesi, S. (2014). Female Suicide Bombers and the Politics of Gendered Militancy. In S. Ponzanesi (Eds.), Gender, Globalization and Violence: Postcolonial Conflict Zones (pp. 82-107) (26 p.). New York: Routledge.
Ponzanesi, S. (2014). Gender, Globalization and Violence: Postcolonial Conflict Zones. (281 p.). New York: Routledge.
Ponzanesi, S. (2014). La ‘svolta’ postcoloniale negli studi italiani. Prospettive europee. In C. Lombardi-Diop & C. Romeo (Eds.), L'Italia Postcoloniale (pp. 46-60) (15 p.). Milan: Mondadori-Le Monnier.
Ponzanesi, S. (2014). New Frames of Gender Violence. In S. Ponzanesi (Eds.), Gender, Globalization and Violence - Postcolonial Conflict Zones (pp. 1-26) (26 p.). New York: Routledge.
Ponzanesi, S. & Leurs, K.H.A. (2014). On Digital Crossings in Europe. Crossings, 5 (1), (pp. 3-22) (20 p.).
Ponzanesi, S. (2014). Queering European Sexuality Through Italy's Fascist Past: Colonialism, Homosexuality, and Masculinities. In M. Rosello & S. Dasgupta (Eds.), What's Queer About Europe? Productive Encounters and Re-Enchanting Paradigms (pp. 81-90) (10 p.). New York: Fordham.
Ponzanesi, Sandra & Leurs, Koen (2014). Remediating Religion as Everyday Practice: Postsecularism, Postcolonialism and Digital Culture. In Rosi Braidotti, Bolette Blaagaard, Tobijn de Graauw & Eva Midden (Eds.), Transformations of Religion and the Public Sphere: Postsecular Publics. (pp. 152-174) (23 p.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Ponzanesi, S. (2014). Some Things that Stay There Be. Wat de verbeelding niet vermag! essays bij het afscheid van Maaike Meijer (pp. 249-253) (5 p.). Nijmegen: Vantilt.
Ponzanesi, S. (2014). The Postcolonial Cultural Industry. Icons, Markets, Mythologies. (288 p.). Houndsmill: Palgrave Macmillan.
Ponzanesi, S. (2014). Translating Selves: On Polyglot Cosmopolitanism. In B. Blaagaard & I. Tuin, van der (Eds.), The Subject of Rosi Braidotti. Concepts & Politics (pp. 284-292) (9 p.). London: Bloomsbury Academics.
  2013 - Scholarly publications
Leurs, K.H.A. & Ponzanesi, S. (2013). Bits of Homeland: Generational and Gender Transformations of Moroccan-Dutch Youth using digital technologies. Observatorio, 7 (1), (pp. 1-22) (22 p.).
Midden, E. & Ponzanesi, S. (2013). Digital Faiths. An analysis of online practices of Muslim women in the Netherlands. Women's Studies International Forum, 1, part 3, (pp. 197-204) (8 p.).
Roggero, G., Grappi, G., Priftis, T., Hatzoupolos, P., Leurs, K.H.A. & Ponzanesi, S. (02.02.2013). Final Report Study on Knowledge and Education. European Union Framework Programme 7 Mig@Net project, Synthesis report. Transnational Digital Networks, Migration and Gender..
Leurs, K.H.A. & Ponzanesi, S. (2013). Intersectionality, Digital Identities and Migrant Youth. In C. Carter, L. Steiner & L. McLaughlin (Eds.), Routledge Companion to Media and Gender (pp. 632-642) (11 p.). London: Routledge.
Leurs, K.H.A. & Ponzanesi, S. (2013). Norms and contestations. Ethnicized and minoritized students as space invaders in Dutch higher education. Etnofoor, 25 (2), (pp. 73-97) (24 p.).
Midden, E. & Ponzanesi, S. (02.02.2013). Synthesis Report. Gender, Migration and Religious Practices Online. Mig@Net project, 7th Eu Framework program: Transnational Digital Networks, Migration and Gender..
  2012 - Scholarly publications
Ponzanesi, S. (2012). Adattamenti postcoloniali: genere, identita' ed autorita' tra letteratura e cinema. Narrativa--Nouvelle série, 33/34, (pp. 89-102) (14 p.).
Ponzanesi, S. (2012). Breaking the Canon? Critical Reflections on “Other” Literary Traditions. In B. Hipfl & K. Loftsdóttir (Eds.), Teaching “Race” with a Gendered Edge. (pp. 35-51) (17 p.). Budapest-New York: CEU Press.
Ponzanesi, S. & Waller, M. (2012). Cinemas of Empire. In S. Ponzanesi & M. Waller (Eds.), Postcolonial Cinema Studies (pp. 17-19) (288 p.). London: Routledge.
Ponzanesi, S. & Blaagaard, B. (2012). Deconstructing Europe: Postcolonial Perspectives. (208 p.). London: Routledge.
Leurs, K.H.A., Midden, E. & Ponzanesi, S. (2012). Digital multiculturalism in the Netherlands: Religious, ethnic, and gender positioning by Moroccan-Dutch youth. Religion and Gender, 2 (1).
Ponzanesi, S. (2012). Europe in Motion: Migrant Cinema and the Politics of Encounter. In S. Ponzanesi & B. Blaagaard (Eds.), Deconstructing Europe: Postcolonial Perspectives (pp. 73-92) (179 p.). London: Routledge.
Ponzanesi, S. & Blaagaard, B. (2012). In the Name of Europe. In S. Ponzanesi & B. Blaagaard (Eds.), Deconstructing Europe: Postcolonial Perspectives (pp. 1-10) (179 p.). London: Routledge.
Ponzanesi, S. & Waller, M. (2012). Introduction. Postcolonial Cinema Studies. In S. Ponzanesi & M. Waller (Eds.), Postcolonial Cinema Studies (pp. 1-16) (288 p.). London: Routledge.
Ponzanesi, S. (2012). Postcolonial Adaptations: Gained and Lost in Translation. In S. Ponzanesi & M. Waller (Eds.), Postcolonial Cinema Studies (pp. 172-188) (288 p.). London: Routledge.
Ponzanesi, S. & Waller, M. (2012). Postcolonial Cinema Studies. (272 p.). London: Routledge.
Ponzanesi, S. & Waller, M. (2012). Postcolonial Cinemas and Globalization. In S. Ponzanesi & M. Waller (Eds.), Postcolonial Cinema Studies (pp. 189-190) (272 p.). London: Routledge.
Ponzanesi, S. & Waller, M. (2012). Postcolonial Cinemas: Postcolonial Aesthetics. In S. Ponzanesi & M. Waller (Eds.), Postcolonial Cinema Studies (pp. 127-128) (272 p.). London: Routledge.
Ponzanesi, S. & Waller, M. (2012). Postcolonial Cinemas: Unframing History. In S. Ponzanesi & M. Waller (Eds.), Postcolonial Cinema Studies (pp. 61-62) (272 p.). London: Rouledge.
Ponzanesi, S. (2012). The Color of Love: Madamismo and Interracial Relationships in the Italian Colonies. Research in African Literatures, 43 (2), (pp. 155-172) (18 p.).
Ponzanesi, S. (2012). The Non-Places of Migrant Cinema in Europe. Third Text. Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture, vol 26 (6), (pp. 675-690) (16 p.).
  2011 - Scholarly publications
Leurs, K.H.A. & Ponzanesi, S. (2011). Communicative Spaces of their Own. Migrant Girls Performing Selves Using Istant Messaging Software. Feminist Review, vol. 99, (pp. 55-78) (24 p.).
Leurs, K.H.A. & Ponzanesi, S. (2011). Dutch Moroccan Girls Performing their Selves in Instant Messaging Spaces. In K. Ross (Eds.), The Handbook of Gender, Sex and the Media (pp. 436-454) (19 p.). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Ponzanesi, S. (2011). Europe in Motion: Migrant Cinema and the Politics of Encounter. Social Identities, vol. 17 (n. 1), (pp. 73-92) (20 p.).
Leurs, K.H.A. & Ponzanesi, S. (2011). Gendering the Construction of Instant Messaging. In M. Ames & S.H. Burcon (Eds.), Women and Language: Essays on Gendered Communication Across Media (pp. 199-214) (16 p.). Jefferson NC: McFarland Press.
Ponzanesi, S. & Blaagaard, B. (2011). In the Name of Europe. Social Identities, Vol. 17 (1), (pp. 1-10) (10 p.).
Leurs, K.H.A. & Ponzanesi, S. (2011). Mediated Crossroads: Youthful Digital Diasporas. M/C Journal. A Journal of Media and Culture, 14 (2).
Ponzanesi, S. (2011). Nuove tendenze nella critica della letterature italiana della migrazione. Incontri, 26, (pp. 94-97) (4 p.).
Ponzanesi, S. (10.02.2011). Passaggi migranti. Genere, generazioni e Genealogie nella letteratura postcoloniale Italiana. In T. Caponio, F. Giordano, B. Manetti & L. Racaldone (Eds.), World Wide Women Globalizzazione, Generi, Linguaggi. Volume 3. (pp. 139-153) (15 p.). Turin, Italy: CIRSDe - Centro Interdisciplinare Ricerche e Studi delle Donne, World Wide Women. Globalizzazione, Generi, Linguaggi.
Ponzanesi, S. (2011). Publishing, Prizes and Postcolonial Literary Production. In A. Quayson (Eds.), Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature (pp. 949-1002.). Cambridge: Cambridge.
Ponzanesi, S. (2011). The Postcolonial Turn in Italian Studies: European Perspectives. In C. Lombardi-Diop & C. Romeo (Eds.), Postcolonial Italy. Challenging National Homogeneity (pp. 51-69) (19 p.). Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Ponzanesi, S. (2011). Transnational Feminism in Film and Media. Third Text. Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture, vol. 25, (pp. 353-356) (4 p.).
  2009 - Scholarly publications
Ponzanesi, S. (2009). Mediterranean Routes: Migration Literature in Italy in a Postcolonial Perspective. Arena Romanistica. Journal of Romance Studies, 2009 (n.5), (pp. 330-345) (16 p.).
Ponzanesi, S. (2009). The Arena of the Colony: Phoolan Devi and Postcolonial Critique. In R. Buikema & I. van der Tuin (Eds.), Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture (pp. 85-98) (14 p.). London: Routledge.
  2008 - Scholarly publications
Ponzanesi, S. (2008). Diaspora in Time: Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient. In M Shackleton (Eds.), Diasporic Literature and Theory – Where Now? (pp. 120-137) (18 p.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  2007 - Scholarly publications
Ponzanesi, S., Kumar, V., Mukherjee, M., Trivedi, H. & Vijayasree, C. (2007). Branding the Nation. Exporting Literature as Cultural Capital. Focus India: Postcolonial Narratives of the Nation Delhi: Pencraft International.
Ponzanesi, S., Lumley, R. & Foot, J. (2007). Cittá Immaginarie. Spazio e identitá nella letteratura Italiana dell’Immigrazione. Le Cittá Visibili. Spazi urbani in Italia, culture e trasformazioni dal dopoguerra a oggi (pp. 189-199) (11 p.). Milan: Il saggiatore.
Ponzanesi, S. (2007). Feminist Theory and Multiculturalism. Feminist Theory, vol. 8 (n. 1), (pp. 91-103) (13 p.).
Ponzanesi, S. (2007). Liefde in de Koloniën. Het Afrikaanse madamato vanuit postkoloniaal perspectief. Jaarboek voor Vrouwengeschiedenis, 27, (pp. 84-106) (23 p.).
Ponzanesi, S. & Arana, V. (2007). Susheila Nasta: Public Intellectual on Current Black British Aesthetics. Black" British Aesthetics Today (pp. 356-367) (12 p.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  2006 - Scholarly publications
Ponzanesi, S. (2006). Boutique Postcolonialism: Literary Awards, Cultural value and the Canon. In H. Klein & W. Görtschacher (Eds.), Fiction and Literary Prizes in Great Britain (pp. 107-134) (28 p.). Vienna: Praesens Verlag.
Ponzanesi, S. (2006). Edward Said. Teorie in Movimento. Oltre il Cosmopolitismo. Esercizi di Potere. Gramsci, Said ed il Postcoloniale (pp. 89-99) (11 p.). Rome: Meltemi.
  2006 - Professional publications
Ponzanesi, S. (2006). Orlan. The self as Intertext. Newsletter, Center for Women Studies, UCLA., May 2006.
  2005 - Scholarly publications
Ponzanesi, S. (2005). Beyond the Black Venus: Colonial Sexual Politics and Contemporary Visual Practices. In D. Duncan (Eds.), Italian Colonialism. Legacies and Memories. (pp. 165-189) (25 p.). Oxford: Peter Lang Verlag.
Ponzanesi, S. & Merolla, D. (2005). 'Introduction. Cultural Travelers and New Literatures. Migration in a Historical Perspective. Writers and Works Mentioned'. In S. Ponzanesi & D. Merolla (Eds.), Migrant Cartographies. New Cultural and Literary Spaces in Postcolonial Europe. (pp. 152) (1 p.). Lanham, MD: Lexingtonbooks.
Ponzanesi, S. & Merolla, D. (2005). Migrant Cartographies. New Cultural and Literary Spaces in Postcolonial Europe. (291 p.). Lanham: Lexingtonbooks.
Ponzanesi, S. (2005). Outlandish Cinema. Screening the Other in Italy. Migrant Cartographies. New Cultural and Literary Spaces in Postcolonial Europe (pp. 267-280) (14 p.). Lanham, MD: Lexington.
Ponzanesi, S. (2005). 'Under Erasure: the Commercial Sustainability of Minority Literatures and Cultures'. In G. Huggan & S. Klasen (Eds.), Perspectives on Endangerment (pp. 137-149) (13 p.). Hildesheim/Zurich/New York: Olms Verlag.
  2004 - Scholarly publications
Ponzanesi, S. (2004). A Place in the Sun. Africa in Italian Colonial Culture from Post-Unification to the Present. Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Volume 5 (Number 3,).
Ponzanesi, S. (2004). Beyond Postcolonial Theory? Paradoxes and Potentialities of a Necessary Paradigm. In Geoffrey V. DAVIS & Peter H. MARSDEN (Eds.), Towards a Transcultural Future. Literature and Society in a 'Post'-Colonial World. Amsterdam/New York NY: Rodopi.
Ponzanesi, S. (2004). Il Postcolonialismo Italiano. Figlie dell’Impero e Letteratura Meticcia. Quaderni del ‘900. Istituti Editoriali e Poligrafici Internazionali, Anno IV (2), (pp. 25-34) (10 p.).
Ponzanesi, S. (2004). Imaginary Cities. Space and identities in Migration Literature in Italy. In Robert Lumley & John Foot (Eds.), In Italian Cityscapes.Culture and Urban Change in Italy. (pp. 156-165) (10 p.). Exeter: Exeter University Press.
Ponzanesi, S. (2004). Paradoxes of Post-colonial Culture. Contemporary Women Writers of the Indian and Afro-Italian Diaspora. Albany, USA: State University of New York Press.
Ponzanesi, S. (2004). Theorieën in Ballingschap. De Contrapuntistische Interpretaties van Edward Said. Lover: Feminisme, Cultuur, Wetenschap, Jaargang 3 (No. 1), (pp. 15-17) (3 p.).
  2003 - Scholarly publications
Ponzanesi, S. (2003). Il Multiculturalismo Italiano. Sagarana, Rivista Letteraria Trimestrale, January (10).
  2002 - Scholarly publications
Ponzanesi, S. (2002). Diasporic Subjects and Migration. In G. Griffin & R. Braidotti (Eds.), Thinking Differently. A Reader in European Women's Studies (pp. 205-220) (16 p.). London: Zed Books.
  2001 - Scholarly publications
Ponzanesi, S. (2001). 'All'Ombra della letteratura Postcoloniale. Meticciato e Ibridità Culturale nelle Scrittura AfroItaliana di Maria Abbebù Viarengo. Letterature Comparate al Femminile (pp. 273-282) (10 p.). Urbino, Italy: Quattro Venti.
Ponzanesi, S. (2001). Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine. In M.K. Bhatnagar (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Literature in English (pp. 1348-1379) (32 p.). New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers.
Ponzanesi, S. (2001). Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine: The Exuberance of Immigration, Feminist Strategies and Multicultural Negotiations. In R. Mittapalli & P.P. Piciucco (Eds.), Studies in Indian Writing in English (pp. 77-107) (31 p.). New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers.
Ponzanesi, S. (2001). 'Comparing Minority Discourses. Shadows in Italian Literature. In T. D'Haen & P. Krüs (Eds.), Colonizer/Colonized (pp. 599-611) (13 p.). Amsterdam: Rodopi.
Ponzanesi, S. (2001). Contribution with several entries to the Routledge Companion to Black British Culture. London: Routledge.
Ponzanesi, S. (2001). Diasporic Narratives @ Home Pages. The Future as Virtually Located. In G. Stilz (Eds.), Colonies, Missions,Cultures in the English Speaking World: General and Comparative Studies (pp. 396-406) (11 p.). Tubingen: Stauffenburg Verlag.
Ponzanesi, S. (2001). Nuruddin Farah, Yesterday, Tomorrow: Voices from the Somali Diaspora. Wasafiri, 33.
  2000 - Scholarly publications
Ponzanesi, S. (2000). Een huis vol Spiegels. Gender, Diaspora en Post-coloniale Identiteit. Lover, 27 (1), (pp. 16-20) (5 p.).
Ponzanesi, S. (2000). Fragments of a Nation. Italian Cultural Studies from Colonial Legacy to Global Perspective. Legendaria, 23 (september), (pp. 24-26) (3 p.).
Ponzanesi, S. (2000). Mediterranean Crossroads. Migration Literature in Italian. Wasafiri, 31, (pp. 64-65) (2 p.).
Ponzanesi, S. (2000). The Past Holds no Terror? Colonial Memories and Afro-Italian Narratives. Wasafiri, 31 (spring), (pp. 16-22) (7 p.).
Ponzanesi, S. (2000). Writing Against the Grain. African Women's Texts on Female Infibulation as Literature of Resistance. Indian Journal of Gender Studies, 7 (2), (pp. 303-318) (16 p.).
  1999 - Scholarly publications
Ponzanesi, S. (1999). In My Mother's House: The Mobilization of Home in Women's Writers of the Indian Diaspora. In A.L. McLeod (Eds.), The Literature of the Indian Diaspora: Essays in Criticism (pp. 239-251) (13 p.). New Delhi: Sterling Publisher.
  1999 - Professional publications
Ponzanesi, S. (1999). Contribution with several entries on Indian Women's Writers and Indian Novels. In Lorna Sage (Eds.), The Cambridge Guide to Women's writing in English Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  1998 - Scholarly publications
Ponzanesi, S. (1998). Postcolonial Women's Writing in Italian. The Case Study of the Eritrean Ribka Sibhatu. Northeast African Studies, 5 (3), (pp. 97-115) (19 p.).
Ponzanesi, S. (1998). Vision of Identity in a Diasporic Perspective. MIT-Press Journal (4 p.). Cambridge (MA), USA: University for Humanist Studies.
  1997 - Professional publications
Ponzanesi, S. (1997). Landmarks: Post-colonial literatures and theories at the end of the Century. Najade, 1997, (pp. 361-366) (6 p.).
Ponzanesi, S. (1997). Marginalia. Rearticulating Subaltera Studies Across System Divisions. Thamyris, 1, (pp. 170-175) (6 p.).
Ponzanesi, S. (1997). Professionista Magico. Dino Buzzati e l'Africe. Incontri, 3/4, (pp. 200-206) (7 p.).
Ponzanesi, S. (1997). The God of Small Things. Onvergetelijk meesterwerk van Arundhati Roz. India nu, 112, (pp. 21-21) (1 p.).
Ponzanesi, S. (1997). Voyage to Hell: Sunetra Gupta's Moonlight into Marzipan. Wasafiri, 1997, (pp. 73-75) (3 p.).
Ponzanesi, S. (1997). Vrouwenliteratuur. Laveren tussen twee culturen. India nu, 1997, (pp. 16-17) (2 p.).
  1996 - Scholarly publications
Ponzanesi, S. (1996). De Vele Armen van een Bandit Koningin: Phoolan Devi en de Indiase Filmindustrie. Lover, 23 (2), (pp. 56-60) (5 p.).
Ponzanesi, S. (1996). Toni Morrison. Playing in the Dark: White­ness and the Literary Imagination. Verri. Rivista Letteraria, (pp. 235-238) (4 p.).
Ponzanesi, S. (19.08.1996). Visions of identity in a Diasporic Perspe­ctive’. Memory, History and Critique: European identity and the Millennium Utrecht, The Netherlands, Memory, History and Critique: European identity and the Millennium’. ISSEI Conference.
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Project:
Digital Crossings in Europe. Gender, Diaspora and Belonging (CONNECTINGEUROPE)
01.01.2016 to 01.01.2021
General project description 

The project (2016-2021) aims to investigate the relation between migration and digital technologies, in particular the way in which the ‘connected migrant’ contributes to new forms of European integration and cosmopolitan citizenship. The project explores digital diasporas in relation to issues of gender, ethnicity and affective belonging, focusing on how new technologies enhance new forms of connectivity between the homeland and destination countries, bus also across diasporas. The project pioneers a new interdisciplinary method that combines media studies, postcolonial theories, digital humanities and gender studies, drawing from the humanities and social science.

It proposes a comparative approach, based on qualitative digital methods, that focuses on Somali, Romanian and Turkish women migrants who have settled in some of Europe’s main cities (London – PhD1, Amsterdam – PhD2 and Rome – PhD3) and the way in which they keep digitally and emotionally connected to their homeland cities (Mogadishu, Bucharest, Istanbul – Postdoc). The project will chart how different forms of migration (labour, postcolonial and postsocialist) impact on the new European order at the local and transnational levels. www.digitaleurope.nl

Role Project Leader Funding
EU grant: ERC (European Research Council) consolidator grant
Project members UU

Completed projects

Project:
PEN (Postcolonial Europe Network) 01.10.2011 to 30.09.2014
General project description
The project analyses concrete historical events such as the adoption of treaties by the various European states and their consequences, issues in political theory and political philosophy such as the notions of sovereignty, borders, and law, as well as their representations in a variety of media from literature to film and popular culture. The main aim is to develop theoretical and methodological tools, based on particular case studies, to discuss future ideas of Europe in a postcolonial and postimperial perspective. The project aims to significantly contribute to existing knowledge, and prepare the ground for future multi-disciplinary research, bridging some gaps in current discipline-bound scholarship, and asserting the importance of culture in general, and Humanities-based research in particular, for imagining models for a European polity. 
Role Researcher Funding
Utrecht University: NWO internationalisering in the Humanities
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Prof. Graham Huggan; Prof. John McLeod; Prof. Max Silverman; Prof. Tobias Doering; Dr. Lars Jensen; Prof. Paul GilroyProf. Iain Chambers;
Project:
Mig@net. Transnational Digital Networks. Migration and Gender 01.07.2010 to 01.02.2013
General project description

MIG@NET explores how migrant individuals and communities participate in the production and transformation of transnational digital networks and the effect of transnational digital networks on migrant mobility and integration. Transnational digital networks are studied as instances of socio-economic, gender, racial, and class hierarchies, where the participation of migrant communities entails the possibility of challenging these hierarchies. The participation of migrant communities - at times inclusive, joining in larger transnational digital projects, at times exclusive, creating separate and relatively closed transnational spaces - is investigated in detail through particular case studies in seven thematic areas: Border Crossings, Communication and Information Flows, Education and Knowledge, Religious Practices, Sexualities, Social Movements, Intercultural Conflict and Dialogue. The project addresses these issues through a tripartite conceptual and methodological approach: a) a critical approach to the separation between the digital and the real; b) a transnational approach to migration and c) an intersectional approach to gender.


 

 
Role Project Leader & Researcher Funding
EU grant: 7th European Framework Program
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Panteion University (Greece); Symfiliosi (Cyprus); Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (France); University of Hamburg (Germany); University of Bologna (Italy); The Peace Institute (Slovenia) and the University of Hull (UK).
Project:
Wired Up: Digital Media as Innovative Socialization Practices for Migrant Youth 01.01.2007 to 30.06.2012
General project description
In this project, we focus on how new digital media practices involving the internet impact on the lives, identities, learning and socialization of migrant youth. Migrancy, central to this program, embeds many of the local and global paradoxes that also pertain to digital media with their compression of space and time. However the link between the two fields is still under-theorised and is in need of more situated and comparative research. The project aims to monitor, evaluate and assess the socio-cultural specificities of the interaction between youth and digital media in a comparative perspective (migrants versus native Dutch, Moroccan migrants in the Netherlands versus Mexican migrants in the USA, female versus male). The comparative research focuses on a) identity construction and global representations, b) development of new learning strategies and socialization patterns, c) new forms of digital literacy and youth networks, and d) differences and similarities of these dynamics in a cross-national comparison. The project aims to locate the study of the effects of digital media in relation to socio-cultural configurations mediated by nationality, gender and ethnicity. See for more information: http://www.uu.nl/wiredup/ 
Role Researcher Funding
Utrecht University: Utrecht Executive Board, High Potential Project
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Prof. dr. Mariette de Haan (UU
  • SW); dr. Kevin Leander
  • VanderBilt University
  • USA. Dr. Fleur Prinsen (UU
  • GW); Asli Unlosoy (UU
  • SW)
Project:
Through global words. Postcolonial literature, Literary Prizes and the academy: 1981-2001 01.01.2003 to 01.09.2007
General project description
During the past two decades an impressive inventory of postcolonial authors have been awarded prestigious literary prizes. How did non-western writers, or writers from former European colonies, suddenly command the notice and approbation of the judges in charge of awarding prestigious international prizes?
In this research project, I wish to analyse this shift in reception by focusing on four exemplary authors from the English speaking world: Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Arundhati Roy and Derek Walcott. More specifically I will investigate the literary and marketing strategies that have allowed these authors to achieve international prominence and be included within the academic discourse. I will do so by offering a typology of the inventive literary techniques and contents deployed in these author's works (Midnight's Children, 1981; The Enigma of the Arrival, 1987; The God of Small Things, 1997; Omeros, 1992). Secondly, I intend collecting and critically interpreting the reports of judging committees and the reviews that appeared in the press and media. Finally, I will trace the institutionalisation of the selected authors in the curricula and research programmes of academic institutions in the U.S., Great Britain and the Netherlands. This will demonstrate that the understanding and reception of postcolonial literature is, on the one hand, linked to new global mechanisms of production and consumption which, on the other hand remain beholden to national discourses.
This research project will originally combine an analysis of globalisation with postcolonial theory and literary criticism. It will connect social and commercial issues linked to a rapidly homogenising consumer culture with shifts in the aesthetics of reception, that are increasingly challenging Western norms through a focus on local issues of place and ethnic identity. It will also be a novel critical study that is informed by a wide-ranging exploration of theoretical perspectives and literatures developed in the last decades in particular in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and North America.
 
Role Project Leader & Researcher Funding
NWO grant
Project members UU

 

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