Luciana d'Arcangeli is Cassamarca Senior Lecturer in Italian at Flinders University.
Luciana teaches Italian Theatre, Cinema, Literature and Translation, as well as Italian language, publishing extensively in all her areas of interest in Europe, USA, Africa and Australia. Her first love is Italian Theatre, in particular the political satirical theatre of Dario Fo and Franca Rame. She is the author of the book The Female Characters in the Theatre of Dario Fo/I personaggi femminili nel teatro di Dario Fo e Franca Rame (Firenze, Cesati, 2008), and she continues to research this area. Having worked for the Cecchi Gori Group before returning to her studies, Luciana's second love is Italian Cinema, particularly post-2000. She has edited a number of volumes and guest edited special issues of Australian journals on Italian cinema.
An experienced translator and interpreter, Luciana won the Melbourne Italian Institute of Culture 2018 Prize for Italian Literary Translation and guest edited an issue dedicated to post-graduates in the field in 2019.
Having come to academia as a mature student, Luciana has worked to bridge the community/academia divide. Her work in this area has been rewarded in 2016 with the presentation of the Italy in the World Prize, and in 2017 with the Diploma of Merit “Gold Medal” by the Dante Alighieri Society.