Oxford Brookes University
Silvia Dibeltulo is a researcher and associate lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, where she is currently working on the AHRC-funded Italian Cinema Audiences project. She obtained her PhD in Film Studies from Trinity College Dublin with a dissertation on cinematic representations of Irish-Americans and Italian-Americans in Hollywood gangster film. Her research mainly focuses on the representation of identity on screen, specifically in terms of ethnicity, nationality, gender and culture. Her work also centers on film genre theory and history, audience and reception studies, cinema heritage, and digital humanities. Her publications include the article ‘Family, Gang and Ethnicity in Italian-themed Hollywood Gangster Films’, which appeared recently in Film International (2015) and the book chapter ‘Old and New Irish Ethnics: Exploring ethnic and gender representation in P.S. I Love You’ (in Ireland and Cinema: Culture and Contexts, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).
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