Julia Heim

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Lecturer
Contact Information
Email: 
heimj@sas.upenn.edu
Office Location: 
534 Williams Hall
Office Hours: 
Spring 2020: Monday 4-5pm, Tuesday 11am-12pm

Dr. Julia Heim holds an MA in Italian literature and culture from Middlebury College and a PhD in comparative literature from the CUNY Graduate Center in New York. A scholar who focuses on LGBTQIA+ representation in contemporary Italian media, she has published or is co-author of the recent articles “Queer Italian Studies: Critical Reflections from the Field,” “Why LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity Matters for Italian Studies,” and “Italian LGBTQ representation in Transnational TV.” Queering Italian Media, an essay collection she co-edited with Sole Anatrone, is forthcoming with Lexington Press. She is an Italian to English translator of queer theory, art criticism, and the children’s book series Geronimo Stilton. In addition to her research, Dr. Heim is the co-founder and advisory board member of the Queer Studies Caucus of the American Association of Italian Studies, and a co-founder of Asterisk, an LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity taskforce.