Scarlet Speakers from the Heart of New Brunswick with Vetri Nathan
Dr. Vetri Nathan is Mellon Associate Professor of Global Racial Justice and Associate Professor of Italian at Rutgers University. His research and teaching interests include Global Migrations and Postcolonial Theory, Environmental and Public Humanities, Food Studies, Italian Cinema and Media Studies. His book, Marvelous Bodies: Italy’s New Migrant Cinema (Purdue UP, 2017) explores contemporary Italian films released between 1990 and 2010 that represent the nation’s cultural challenges caused by immigration from the Global South. Born in Mumbai, India, he holds his Ph.D. in Italian from Stanford University (2009) and is currently working on a new book and several articles and research projects and that address diverse yet pressing global questions related to nationhood, biopolitics, natural ecosystems, climate change and new mediatic realities. He is also on the editorial board of the Rutgers-based international journal Italian Quarterly.