I am a Ph.D. student in the departments of Film and Media Studies and Italian Studies at Yale University. I obtained a B.A. in Film Studies at King’s College London writing my final year dissertation on Pier Paolo Pasolini’s documentary production. As an undergrad I spent a semester studying abroad at the University of California at Berkeley and cultivated my interest in screenwriting and documentary production. After graduating, I pursued an M.Phil. in Film and Screen Studies at the University of Cambridge (St Edmund’s College). My dissertation focused on Nanni Moretti’s recent work in relation to authorship. I am particularly interested in the portrayal of religion in Italian post-Neorealist cinema as well as 21st century documentary.