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Patrizia La Trecchia

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Associate Professor of Italian
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Campus: USF Tampa

Office: CPR 451

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I am a media and cultural studies scholar who is privileged to share her Italian roots serving the Italian program at the University of South Florida where I am currently Associate Professor and Affiliated Faculty at the Patel College of Global Sustainability.

I have worked on film, media, globalization, migration, citizenship, and the Italian South. My current work focuses on food culture, eco-food film, digital food culture, sustainable food movement, environmental humanities, food security, and food waste. I am currently interested in the intersection between food, media, civic engagement, and the environment, notably the growing societal influence of the sustainable food movement thanks to the pervasive digitization of our world. I was selected to deliver a TED talk on food waste in 2013.

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