Milly Buonanno is a retired professor of television studies at the Sapienza University of Rome. She is the founder and head of the Observatory of Italian TV Drama (1988–present), and the co-chair of the research unit GEMMA – GEnder and Media MAtters (2010–present). She sits on the editorial board of several international journals and is associate editor of the Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies. She has extensively researched and written on television theory and history, television drama, journalism and has pioneered gender and media studies in Italy. Her main book-length publications over the last decade include: The Age of Television (Intellect, 2008); Italian TV Drama and Beyond (Intellect, 2012); The Sage Handbook of Television Studies (Sage, 2014, co-edited with Manuel Alvarado, Herman Gray, Toby Miller); the edited collections Il prisma dei generi (Franco Angeli, 2014) and Television Antiheroines. Women Behaving Badly in Crime and Prison Drama (Intellect, 2017).