Cristina Lombardi-Diop: “Spotless Italy: Advertising Culture & the Post-Racial Imagination”

Cristina Lombardi-Diop: “Spotless Italy: Advertising Culture & the Post-Racial Imagination”

Professor Lombardi-Diop has published on gender and Italian colonial literature, African-Italian autobiographies, and the African diaspora in Italy. Her in-progress book is on the memory of Italian colonialism in Italy’s postwar cultural history. The talk explores Italy as a post-racial society and focuses on when the idea of whiteness as a discursive formation infiltrates Italian popular and mass culture.

Cristina Lombardi-Diop is Associate Professor of Italian Studies at The American University of Rome and Visiting Professor of Italian Studies at UC Berkeley.