Who we are

Giulia Pelillo-Hestermeyer is a linguist and cultural studies scholar who works on multilingualism, diversity and transculturality in the context of the globalization and mediatization of culture. She studied Italian Studies and History in Rome and completed a Ph.D. in Romance Linguistics at the University of Heidelberg (Germany), where she currently works as a senior lecturer for Cultural Studies in the Department of Romance Studies. Giulia is a founding member of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft, where she serves on the Governing Board, as Co-chair of the ‘Transcultural Life-Worlds’ Section, and Co-editor of the book series ‘Studien der Kulturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft’. She published a book on the radio interview, co-edited a volume on “Diversity and Otherness” (open access), and published several articles and book chapters most of which are available in open access via her university website. She currently works, among others, on a project about the transculturalization of race and decolonial struggles in the context of the globalization of Black Lives Matter.

You can reach Giulia at Giulia.Pelillo@urz.uni-heidelberg.de

Gil Rodman is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota, former Chair of the Association for Cultural Studies, and the founder/manager of the CULTSTUD-L listserv.  His major research and teaching interests include popular culture, communication technologies, intellectual property, freedom of speech, and the politics of race and ethnicity.  He is the author of Why Cultural Studies? (Wiley Blackwell, 2015) and Elvis After Elvis (Routledge, 1996), the editor of The Race and Media Reader (Routledge, 2014), and co-editor of Race in Cyberspace (Routledge, 2000).  He is currently working on a book entitled Creating While Black: A Racial History of Copyright in the US.

You can reach Gil at gil@gilrodman.com

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