Dr Sara Marino is Research Fellow at the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), University of Westminster. Her main research interests include the digitalization of contemporary Italian Diaspora in UK, and more generally the impact of digital media (online communities, social networks, discussion forums and blogs) in the processes of integration and communication between migrant communities and receiving countries. She also writes on transnational cinema and diasporic audiences, with a specific focus on von Trier’s cinema and the representation of Otherness.
Dr Romina Miorelli is Visiting Lecturer in Latin American politics. Romina holds a Sociology degree obtained at the University of Buenos Aires and a Masters and PhD in Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has taught courses on democracy and democratisation, Latin American politics, social research methods, and development at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the University of Buenos Aires, the University of Barcelona and the London of School of Economics. Her research interests include Latin American politics, institutions, discourse and populism - with a current focus on exile and memory - and, in the policy side, social policy, development, civil society and poverty reduction - with a current focus on cash transfers. Romina has co-authored a book on poverty and social exclusion and published in leading international peer-reviewed journals.
Dr Aisling McKeown is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies. She completed her MA at Kingston University in 2008 and her PhD at University of Westminster in 2013. Her research interests include postcolonial literature, narratives of migration and memory, fictions of the city and suburbia, Irish fiction, film and drama and narratives of the American West. She has published articles and book reviews on the subject of inward migration in contemporary Ireland and contributed to an edited collection on the subject. Her current research focus is on materiality, migration and the concept of home in textual representations of the American West by women writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.