Monia Dal Checco
Università degli Studi di Padova, PhD Candidate
Monia Dal Checco is a Ph.D. candidate in Linguistic, Philological and Literary Sciences at the University of Padua (Italy). Her research project investigates the concept of authentic blackness in post-Civil Rights memoirs, combining the fields of post-soul theory and African American life writing studies. In 2013, she obtained an MA in Modern Languages and Literatures from the University of Padua, with a thesis titled Crossing the Bridge between High and Ethnic Modernism: The Importance of Migration and Displacement. In 2017, she was a Visiting Research Scholar at the American Studies Department of the University of Rutgers. She participated in several international conferences and summer schools, such as OASIS—Orientale-American Studies International School (Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”), Futures of American Studies (Dartmouth), and the 24th AISNA Biennial Conference (Università di Milano). Her contributions on African American literature and culture have appeared in COPAS, Iperstoria, and RSA Journal.
Areas of interest
African American literature, life writing, feminisms, race and visuality