Barbara Pezzotti


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Laurea Filosofia (Università La Sapienza, Roma), Ph.D (Victoria University of Wellington, NZ)

Before moving to Melbourne, I worked in Italy and New Zealand. My areas of research are within modern and contemporary literature and culture with emphasis on crime fiction, popular culture, and literary geographies. I have worked on 20th and 21st  century writing, cultural representations of space, and re-interpretation of history in literature and films.  I am the author of  "Investigating Italy’s past through Crime Fiction, Films and TV Series: Murder in the Age of Chaos" (Palgrave McMillan, 2016);  "Politics and Society in Italian Crime Fiction. An Historical Overview "(McFarland,2014) and "The Importance of Place in Contemporary Italian Crime Fiction. A Bloody Journey" (FDU Press/Rowman&Littlefield, 2102). As an adjunt supervisor I am supervising a PhD thesis on Andrea Camilleri's crime writing.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Researcher, Rileva il progetto H2020 (DETECt H2020 Project)

31 Jul 201931 Jul 2021

Adjunt Supervisor, Macquarie University

1 Feb 2017 → …

Honorary Research Fellow, Australasian Centre for Italian Studies (ACIS)

1 Jan 2013 → …

Research area keywords

  • crime fiction
  • Popular culture
  • literary geographies
  • utopian literature
  • Migration Studies

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