Patrizia La Trecchia
Associate Professor of Italian Curriculum Vitae
Campus: USF Tampa
Office: CPR 451
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I am a cultural studies and film 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. Uno sguardo a Sud. Vent’anni di movimenti, storie, conflitti e trasformazioni nella città di Napoli was one of the first studies to analyze the city of Naples in a postcolonial and transnational perspective. I have been teaching food culture courses and food in film for over a decade (Food Culture in the Mediterranean). My current work focuses on ecocritical food studies and environmental humanities. I am working on the representation of resistance and activism in the context of the Italian alternative food system and the global environmental impact of agricultural practices. I was selected to deliver a TEDxtalk on food waste in 2013.