Sandra Ponzanesi

Sandra Ponzanesi is Professor of Media, Gender and Postcolonial Studies at the Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University, Netherlands. She has published widely in the fields of media, postcolonial studies, digital migration and postcolonial cinema with a particular focus on postcolonial Europe from comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives. She is currently PI of the NWO Project VREM “Virtual Reality as Empathy Machine: Media, Migration and the Humanitarian Predicament”. Among her publications are: Paradoxes of Postcolonial Culture (Suny, 2004), The Postcolonial Cultural Industry (Palgrave, 2014) and Gender, Globalisation and Violence (Routledge, 2014). She has co-edited among other Postcolonial Cinema Studies (Routledge, 2012), Postcolonial Transitions in Europe (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016), Postcolonial Intellectuals in Europe (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018) and Postcolonial Publics: Art and Citizen Media in Europe (Edizioni Ca’ Foscari, 2023). More info: