Laura Fantone, PhD, is a researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, Beatrice Bain Interdisciplinary Research Group. She recently completed two book projects and documentaries in Italy connecting oral history, video, and photo exhibits on gender, globalization, contested historical memory, and political participation. Her recent projects engaged with xenophobia in Italy and displacement of Roma (Gypsies).
Outside of work, Laura divides her time between Italy, California, and the web, where she studies, chats, and plays video games, wasting time and learning or pretending to do something.
- “Riots and Ruins of Citizenship,” solicited essay for artist Michelle Dizon’s installation Civil Society at CUE ART Foundation, New York, 2010
- “Female Player From Margin to Center,” article on gender and videogames for the journal Digital Creativity, November 2009
- Editor, Re-Sisters, book of interviews with Marjane Satrapi, Arundhati Roy, Madres de la Plaza de Mayo. Florence, Italy: Morgana Edizioni, 2008.
- PhD in Post-Colonial Studies, University of Naples Orientale, Italy
- M. Phil. in Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, City University of New York