Sarah Annunziato received a Ph. D specializing in Italian from The Johns Hopkins University in 2007, and a BA in Italian and Government from Smith College in 2000. Her current research interests include Italian children’s literature and television, crime fiction in Italy, film adaptation and the Italian cinematic tradition, and the representation of Italy in American cinema and mass media. Her articles and reviews have appeared in The Journal of Children and Media, The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, La Rivista di Studi Italiani, and Annali d’Italianistica. While at the University of Virginia, she has taught courses on film adaptation, Italian children’s literature, Italo-American relations from the Colonial era to the present, and Italian political theory. She also currently edits La Vendemmia: The Newsletter of Italian Studies at the University of Virginia and, along with her students, regularly collaborates with the syndicated Italian-language radio show Caffè Italia.