Eleonora Ravizza - Biography

Contribution: The Politics of Nostalgia: Gender Representation in Mad Men


After a BA in communication studies at the University of Bergamo, I completed the MA program in American studies at the University of Leipzig in 2011. I am currently working on my doctorate in Leipzig, where I have been teaching American literature and culture, suburbia, masculinity, and film theory to undergraduate students. The central concern of my PhD project is the cultural work performed by nostalgia and how it complicates representations of the Fifties in recent films and TV series. My research interests include gender (especially masculinity and queer) studies, intertextuality, and popular culture.