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Barbara Pezzotti

Senior Lecturer, School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University

Barbara Pezzotti is a Cassamarca Senior Lecturer in European Languages at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Her research interests include crime fiction and popular culture, literary geographies and utopian literature. She has published on Italian, Spanish, New Zealand and Scandinavian crime fiction. She is the author of Mediterranean Crime Fiction: Transcultural Narratives in and around the “Great Sea” (Cambridge UP, 2023), Investigating Italy’s Past through Crime Fiction, Films and TV Series: Murder in the Age of Chaos (Palgrave MacMillan, 2016) Politics and Society in Italian Crime Fiction: An Historical Overview (McFarland, 2014); and The Importance of Place in Contemporary Italian Crime Fiction. A Bloody Journey (FDU Press, 2012). She is the co-editor (with Jean Anderson and Carolina Miranda) of The Foreign in International Crime Fiction: Transcultural Representations (London: Continuum, 2012); Serial Crime Fiction. Dying for More (London and New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015); and Blood on the Table: Essays on Food in International Crime Fiction (Jefferson NC: McFarland, 2018).


  • –present
    Lecturer in Italian Studies, Monash University


  • 2010 
    Victoria University of Wellington, NZ, PhD in Italian