Elisa A.G. Arfini
Elisa A.G. Arfini, sociologist, holds a PhD in Models, Languages and Traditions in Western Culture at the University of Ferrara. She worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ferrara (where she was Fornasini Foundation international research fellow), and in the Department of Philosophy and Communication at the University of Bologna. She is also a research fellow at the Istituto Carlo Cattaneo Research Foundation, managing editor of Studi Culturali journal, and member of InteRGRace - Interdisciplinary Research Group on Race and Racisms (Dept. FISSPA, University of Padua). She has published several book-chapters and journal articles in international and Italian peer reviewed journals. Her main publications include: Scrivere il sesso. Retoriche e narrative della transessualità, Roma: Meltemi 2007; and, with C. Lo Iacono (eds.), Canone inverso. Antologia della teoria queer, Pisa: ETS 2012. Her main research interests in the field of gender studies are: narrative construction of gender and sexual identity; transgender embodiment; intersection between disability, queer, and crip studies; STS and DSD; convention theory and narrative methodologies.