Ellen Nerenberg is Hollis professor of romance languages and literatures at Wesleyan University. She is the author of Prison Terms: Representing Confinement During and After Italian Fascism (University of Toronto Press, 2001), which was awarded the Howard R. Marraro Prize from the Modern Language Association, and Murder Made in Italy: Homicide, Media, and Contemporary Italian Culture (Indiana University Press, 2012). She is the co-editor of Writing Beyond Fascism: Resistance in the Life and Works of Alba de Cespedes (Fairleigh-Dickinson University Press, 2000) and of Body of State: A Nation Divided (Fairleigh-Dickinson University Press, 2012), which she also co-translated. She is president of the American Association for Italian Studies, a founding editor of g/s/i-gender/sexuality/Italy and reviews editor of the Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies. Her publications include essays on serial television in Italy, the United Kingdom and North America. She is currently working on La nazione Winx: Educare la futura consumista with Nicoletta Marini-Maio.