Fabio Ferrari is an American-born scholar of Italian Studies and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies. He holds the positions of Associate Professor and Chair of Modern Languages at Franklin University Switzerland in Lugano. Following a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Connecticut College (1991), Ferrari taught extensively at the undergraduate level in Rome, Pisa, and Milan; earning both his M.A. (1995) and Ph.D. (2006) from the Department of Romance Languages and Literature at the University of Chicago. Since 2008, a major focus of Ferrari’s research and teaching has been on Queer Theory and contemporary LGBTQ+ cultures. At FUS, Ferrari regularly teaches two courses in these areas: Forbidden Acts, an exploration of Queer solo performance since the AIDS era, and Hauntings, a course that theorizes queerness in the context of 20th-century memoir, poetry, theater, and cinema.