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Research Affiliate, La Trobe University

Dr. Gerardo Papalia is a Research Affiliate at Monash University in Melbourne. He has completed degrees in Italy and Australia and has taught in universities in both countries. He is a specialist in the study of the history and culture of the Italian diaspora in Australia which he analyses through post-structuralist theoretical approaches. His publications cover a wide range of disciplines including history, cinematography, religious belief, literature and cultural hybridity.


  • 2003 
    La Trobe University, Ph.D.


  • 2010
    "Amaro chi ha bisogno: Italy’s racist episteme and “Il ladro di bambini" chapter, in: From Terrone to Extra-Comunitario, the Evolution of Racism in Italian Cinema, Troubador.

Research Areas

  • Literature In Italian (200513)
  • Historical Studies (2103)
  • Cultural Studies (2002)
  • Cinema Studies (190201)