Marina Romani (she/they) is a multimedia writer and artist, translator, educator, cross-cultural communication expert, and performer of Western classical music and Afro-Caribbean music. She holds a PhD in Italian Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Film Studies from UC Berkeley. She is a lecturer in the Sociology Department at UC Berkeley.
Marina taught courses on language, cinema, literature, music, writing and research, and critical thinking at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University. She developed and taught original curricula that integrate culture and language teaching with music and artistic performance. She presented her original research at international conferences in Europe and in the US (Yale, NYU, University of Southern California, King’s College London, UCLA, among others). She was the recipient of fellowships and scholarships from the Townsend Center for the Humanities, the UC Berkeley Arts Research Center, the Berkeley Language Center, among others.
Since 2016, she has held the position of Resident Scholar and Expert for the UN Women’s Global Voices Film Festival. She is also a music and culture critic, and serves as a contributing writer for the San Francisco Opera.
She currently resides between the tiny rural village where she grew up in Abruzzo, Italy, and the Bay Area, California, on the ancestral and unceded land of the Ohlone people.
Dr. Marina Romani è insegnante, traduttrice, scrittrice, artista multimediale ed esperta di comunicazione interculturale.
La sua carriera accademica e professionale si è svolta tra UK e USA. Ha conseguito un PhD in Italian Studies presso la University of California, Berkeley e un MA in Comparative Literature presso il King’s College London.
Ha presentato le sue ricerche nelle istituzioni più prestigiose di Stati Uniti ed Europa (Yale, UCLA, New York University, tra le altre), ha tenuto corsi di lingua e cultura (storia, politica, cinema, letteratura, scrittura e ricerca, critical thinking) a studenti provenienti da 20+ paesi nel mondo al Berkeley International Study Program in California. Inoltre, ha lavorato come esperta linguistica e culturale in aziende della Silicon Valley. È specializzata in traduzione ed editing, cross-cultural communication, coaching and training in general and business English, public speaking.
Marina vive tra l'Italia e la California.