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Áine O'Healy - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Áine O'Healy Áine O'Healy

Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures - Italian | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts



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Áine O'Healy is Professor of Italian at Loyola Marymount University, where she teaches cinema and cultural studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Former chair of Classics and Archaeology from 2018-21.

Education (2)

University of Wisconsin: Ph.D.

University College Galway, National University of Ireland: B.A. and M.A.

Areas of Expertise (3)

Italian Cinema

Italian Cultural Studies

Transnational Film Studies

Articles (19)

Migrant Anxieties: Italian Cinema in a Transnational Frame

Indiana University Press, 2019.

Transnational Feminism in Film and Media

(Editor with Anikó Imre and Katarzyna Marciniak). Palgrave, 2007. [Paperback edition, 2011]

Cesare Pavese

Twayne, 1988.

Moving Images

Special Issue of California Italian Studies, vol 7, nos. 1 & 2 (2017) [Editor with Marguerite Waller].

Transcultural Mediations and Transnational Politics of Difference

Special Issue of Feminist Media Studies vol. 9, no. 4 (2009).[Editor with Katarzyna Marciniak and Anikó Imre]

"Cabiria in the Classroom: Teaching Fellini in the 21st Century"

A Companion to Federico Fellini

edited by Frank Burke and Marguerite Waller. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, 2020.

"Cinema accentato: Pratiche filmiche ccontroculturali"

Le storie del cinema dalle origini al digitale

edited by Christian Uva and Vito Zagarrio. Rome: Carocci. 2020.

“Witnessing Mediterranean Migration through a Postcolonial Lens"

Narrazioni postcoloniali della contemporaneità tra conflitto e convivenza

Special Issue of Imago no. 19, vol. 1 (2019) pp. 105-120.

Introduction (with Marguerite Waller)

Moving Images

Special Issue of California Italian Studies vol. 7, no. 1 (2017), pp.1-6

“An Accented Gaze: Migrant and Transmigrant Filmmaking”

A Companion to Italian Cinema

ed. Frank Burke, Wiley Blackwell, 2017. 484-499.

“Bound to Care: Gender, Affect, and Immigrant Labor”

Italian Political Cinema: Public Life, Imaginary, and Identity in Contemporary Italian Film

ed. Giancarlo Lombardi and Christian Uva, Lang, 2016, pp. 56-67.

“‘Grateful to be American’: The Challenges of Teaching Transnational Documentaries”

Teaching Transnational Cinema

ed. Katarzyna Marciniak and Bruce Bennett. Routledge, 2016. 202-215.

“Regarding the Pain of Others: Migrant Self-Narration, Participatory Filmmaking and Academic Collaboration” (with Clarissa Clò, Valerio Ferme, and Pasquale Verdicchio)

California Italian Studies

6.1 (2016). 1-30. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/8z9679b3

“Imagining Lampedusa”

Italian Mobilities

edited by Ruth Ben-Ghiat and Stephanie Malia Hom. Routledge, 2015, pp. 152-174.

“Witnessing History, Recounting Suffering: The Documentary Project of Andrea Segre”

Destination Italy

ed. Emma Bond, Guido Bonsaver, Lang, 2015, pp. 415-430.

“Postcolonial Theory and Italy’s ‘Multicultural’ Cinema”

The Italian Cinema Book

edited by Peter Bondanella, Palgrave, 2014, pp. 295-302.

“Towards a Transnational Approach to the Study of Contemporary Italian Film”

The Italianist

vol. 34, No. 2 (2014), pp. 269–272.

“La nuova scuola napoletana: sogni, ricordi, fantasmi di una città mediterranea”

Sindbad mediterraneo: Per una topografia della memoria da Oriente a Occidente

edited by Roberta Morosini and Charmaine Lee. Pensa Multimedia 2013, pp. 337-346.

“Transnational Mobility and Precarious Labor in Post-Cold War Europe: The Spectral Disruptions of Carmine Amoroso’s Cover Boy” (with Alice Bardan)

The Cinemas of Italian Migration: European and Transatlantic Narratives

edited by Sabine Schrader and Daniel Winkler. CSP, 2013, pp. 68-90.