Jim Carter holds a Ph.D. in Italian language and literature from the University of Michigan, where he specialized in Italian industrial culture, including literary studies, film studies and design studies. His research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of material cultures and intellectual history, especially fascism, modernism and cultural theory. In 2018–19, he won a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, where he completed a dissertation on the philosophy of industrialist Adriano Olivetti. His articles have appeared in international peer-reviewed journals like Modern Italy and Italian Culture, and he is the co-editor (with Carlo Baghetti and Lorenzo Marmo) of the book Italian Industrial Literature and Film (Peter Lang Press, forthcoming). He has been an editorial assistant, translator, editor and researcher for the Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies since 2020.
Contact: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan, 812 E Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA.