Luisa Pèrcopo was born in Melbourne and grew up trilingual in Cagliari, Sardinia. She holds a Laurea in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Cagliari, a Doctorate in Comparative Languages and Cultures of the English Speaking World from the University of Bologna and a PhD in English/Australian Studies from Kings College London.
Her current research interests are on photography and travel writing, world and Italian cinema, the literatures and cultures of islands, the Mediterranean as a post-colonial space, autobiographies by ethnic minority Australians and the Italian ‘diasporas’. She has published articles and essays on these topics in both edited collections of essays and refereed journals.
Luca Paci has a PhD in Philosophy and works as a poet, translator and lecturer. Among his works the translation of La Ragazza Carla by Elio Pagliarani, essays on Benedetto Croce, Carmelo Bene, and Cesare Pavese. In English he published The Fine Line with poet Juergen Gebrsezgabiher, the video poem London Trip-tych with Luke Heeley and took part on Poets on Pasolini for the BFI. He has organized a number of poetry and literary events in London and Italy. He is currently teaching at Swansea University.
Caterina Bertelli graduated in Humanities at the University of Florence, she holds a Post Graduate Diploma in America Studies, from Smith College U.S.A., a II° level Master in Advanced Planning and Teaching of Italian Language and Culture from Ca’ Foscari, University of Venice, and a PG Certificate in Bilingualism in Education from the University of Birmingham. From 2005 to 2009 she was the project manager and Pedagogical Coordinator of the Gandhi Centre for language acquisition and school achievement of Florence City Council. She lives in Cardiff where she teaches Italian language at the University of Cardiff and Italian Literature for the International Diploma Programme.
Bruna Chezzi Bruna has a degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Parma, Italy,
and an MA in European Literatures from Cardiff University. She is a specialist on the Italian community in Wales, and holds a PhD on the Cultural Representations of Italians in Wales from 1920s to 2010s. She has over 14 years’ experience in teaching Italian language and culture at Cardiff University and in 2013 she became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In 2008 she was a founder member of the Arandora Star Memorial Fund in Wales, an association of voluntary members who raised funds for the creation of the First National Memorial of the Arandora Star in Wales, in 2010.