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Julia Heim

Julia Heim is a lecturer of Italian studies at the University of Pennsylvania and a translator of queer theory, art criticism, and the children’s book series Geronimo Stilton. Heim holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the CUNY Graduate Center. She is a cofounder of Asterisk, a higher education LGBTQIA+ inclusivity task force, and her research focuses on LGBTQIA+ representation in contemporary Italian television. Some recent publications include "Why LGBTQIA+ Inclusion Matters for Italian Studies" in Diversity in Italian Studies (Calandra, 2021), the co-edited volume Queering Italian Media, (Lexington Press, 2020) and “Italian LGBTQ representation in transnational television” in The Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies which came out in February 2020.

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