Patrizia Sambuco, a specialist of modern and contemporary women’s culture, is currently working on food discourses and their effects on women’s culture in the period from Fascism to the present day. She held teaching positions at the University of Bristol and the University of St Andrews in the UK and was Cassamarca Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies at Monash University in Australia. She is the author of Corporeal Bonds: the Daughter-Mother Relationship in 20th-Century Italian Women’s Writing (University of Toronto Press, 2012) published in Italian with the title Corpi e linguaggi (Il Poligrafo, 2014), as well as the editor of Transmissions of Memory: Echoes, Traumas and Nostalgia in Post-Wold War II Italian Culture (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2018) and Italian Women Writers 1800-2000 (FDUP, 2015).
She received her Laurea in lingue e letterature moderne from the University of Bologna in Italy, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Hull in the UK.