Elena Dalla Torre

Elena Dalla Torre

Lecturer in Italian
PhD, University of Michigan
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Elena Dalla Torre has teaching and research expertise in Italian and French Studies, and has published several articles on 1970s radical feminism, masculinity, and the politics of desire in the works of Italian gay theorist Mario Mieli.

In 1999, Elena Dalla Torre was Assistante d'italien in Southern France. Before joining RLL, she was at Saint Louis University where she also taught for the Women's and Gender Studies Department.  Her classes include all levels of Italian and French language, and topics such as Migration and Multiculturalism in Italy, Gender and Sexuality in Italian Cinema, French and Francophone Cinema of Youth, Introduction to Sexuality Studies, and Transnational Feminisms. 

Her articles have appeared in journals such as The European Journal of Women's Studies, Italian Studies, Gender/Sexuality/Italy, and The Transgender Studies Quarterly (TSQ). She also co-edited a volume on the cinema of Marco Tullio Giordana (Il cinema di Marco Tullio Giordana: Interventi critici, Vecchiarelli, 2015).

A native of Italy, Elena Dalla Torre is fluent in both French and Spanish and she is passionate about Spanish-speaking cultures.