Ponzanesi, Sandra

Utrecht University
Sandra Ponzanesi is Associate Professor in Gender and Postcolonial Critique at Utrecht University (NL) in the Department of Media and Culture Studies/Graduate Gender Programme. She has published on postcolonial critique, transnational feminist theories, Italian colonial history, visual culture, and postcolonial cinema. Among her publications are Paradoxes of Postcolonial Culture: Contemporary Women’s Writing of the Indian and Afro-Italian Diaspora (2004), Migrant Cartographies New Cultural and Literary Spaces in Postcolonial Europe (2005) with Daniela Merolla, and Postcolonial Cinema Studies (forthcoming) with Marguerite Waller. She has recently guest-edited a special issue on “Postcolonial Europe: Transcultural and Multidisciplinary Perspectives,” with Bolette Blaagaard, for Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture (2011).


  • Articles
    What strikes me about the habits of the people who spend so much time on the Net—well, it’s so new that we don't know what will come next—is in fact precisely how niche in character it is. You ask people what nets they are on, and they’re all so specialised! The Argentines on the Argentine Net and so forth. And it’s particularly the Argentines who are not in Argentina. (Anderson,...Read more