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Beatrice Spallaccia

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Interpreting and Translation

Academic discipline: L-LIN/12 Language and Translation - English

Curriculum vitae

PhD in Translation, Interpreting, and Intercultural Studies. University of Bologna, dual Badge International PhD with Monash University (Australia).

 

Education

2014-2017: Dual Award International PhD University of Bologna (UniBo, Italy) – Monash University. Department of Interpreting and Translation, University of Bologna (hereafter UniBo) – School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, Monash University. Doctoral Thesis: "Misogynistic Hate Speech on Social Networks: a Critical Discourse Analysis". Supervisors: prof. Raffaella Baccolini (UniBo), prof. Rita Wilson (Monash). Co-supervisor: Prof. Delia Chiaro (UniBo).

2010-2013: Master of Arts, with Honours. International master in Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts, Faculty of Economics – UniBo. Master thesis: "Managerial peculiarities and sponsor selection for Human Rights Film Festivals: the case of Human Rights Nights Film Festival".

2006-2010: Bachelor of Arts. Department of Interpreting and Translation (former Advanced School of Modern Languages for Interpreters and Translators – SSLMIT), UniBo. Thesis: "Proposed translation of Jeanette Winterson’s short story Goldrush Girl".

2007-2008: Erasmus Programme Exchange (European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students). Faculty of Arts, University of Girona, Spain.

 

Conference presentations and seminars

1 December 2017: "Odio 2.0: un'analisi critica e comparativa del discorso razzista, xenofobo e misogino sui social network in Italia e Australia" (Hate 2.0: a critical analysis of racist, xenophobic, and misogynistic discourse on social networks in Italy and Australia), within "Unibo è Interculturalità".

26 October 2017: "Trolling Patriarchy: Online Feminist Activism as Educational Tool to Tackle Gendered Violence on Web 2.0". International conference "Literature, Translation, and Mediation by and for Children: Gender, Diversity, and Stereotype", MeTRa Centre (DIT, Unibo), 25-27 October 2017.

28 September 2017: "Stereotipi e pregiudizi di genere: rappresentazioni" (Gender stereotypes and prejudices: representations), within Sesso, gender e stereotipi di genere. Aspetti culturali, implicazioni politiche e sociali (Sex, gender and gender stereotypes. Cultural aspects, political and social implications) training seminar for social workers, organised by MeTRA Centre and Centro Donna e Pari Opportunità di Forlì.

14 July 2017: "Methodological Challenges in Critical Analysis of Online Hate Speech: Collecting User-Generated Content and Translating Gender Identities of Cyberspace". MITN 3-day workshop Representations of Identities in Contemporary Societies - Workshops of MITN (Migration, Identity, and Translation Network), in collaboration with Monash University and University of Warwick.

4-7 July2017: "Hands Off our Kids! The 'Ideology of Gender' and its Discursive Dynamics in Contemporary Italy". Conference: Scontri e Incontri: the Dynamics of Italian Transcultural Exchanges - 9th Biennial ACIS Conference, Australasian Centre for Italian Studies, Monash University, Prato (Italy).

June 2017: workshops on cyberbullying and online hate speech, within the project Settimane culturali estive per adolescenti Unibo.

15 February 2017: seminar "Genere e odio online: sfide metodologiche per un'analisi interdisciplinare della misoginia 2.0" (Gendered Hate on the Web: Methodological Challenged for an Interdisciplinary Analysis of Misogyny 2.0.) within the lunch seminar series Che genere di ricerca? Prospettive e approcci metodologici nella ricerca su genere e educazione, at Centro Studi sul Genere e l'Educazione (University of Bologna).

3 December 2016: participation in the round table "I HATE: perché le persone si mostrano così violente sui social network?", within the cycle of events #LuoghiComuni: Testimoni e parole sul tema degli stereotipi e la violenza sulle donne, developed by Centro Donna e Pari Opportunità del Comune di Forlì.

21 October 2016: speech "Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion: Identities and Challenges for the Magna Charta" with Dr Elena Luppi, for the Celebrations for the 28th Anniversary of the Magna Charta Universitatum, University of Bologna (videoconference with University of Sao Paulo, Brazil).

15 October 2016: plenary lesson "Stereotipi di genere e rappresentazioni" (Gender Stereotypes and Representations), with professors Raffaella Baccolini and Chiara Elefante, within the project "Educare al genere parlando, leggendo e giocando”, training course for teachers organized by MeTRa Centre (DIT, Unibo) and Centro Donna e Pari Opportunità (Comune di Forlì).

30 September 2016: poster "Il discorso misogino sul web 2.0" (Misogynistic Discourse on Web 2.0), during the European Researchers' Night 2016 (University of Bologna, Forlì Campus).

14 June 2016: "Nuove virtualità e antica misoginia: sfide e orizzonti per le scienze umane nelle società informatizzate del XXI secolo". Conference: Orizzonti del Contemporaneo: Le Scienze Umane dagli Anni '70 a Oggi, 8th Interdisciplinary Conference of PhD Students and Doctors of Research, University of Rome Tor Vergata.

10 October 2014: "Eterofobia, trans-siberiane e sexy atlete: sguardi italiani su Sochi 2014". Conference: Languaging Diversity, Second International Conference, University of Catania (Italy).

 

Conferences organization

2017: organization of the international 3-day workshop "Representations of Identities in Contemporary Societies", MITN network with Monash University and University of Warwick. Forlì, Italy. 12-14 July 2017.

2017: collaboration for the organization of the international conference "Literature, Translation, and Mediation by and for Children: Gender, Diversity, and Stereotype", Bertinoro, Italy. 25-27 October 2017.

 

Professional memberships and collaborations

Member and PhD representative of Migration, Identity and Translation Network. Monash – Warwick Alliance

Member of MeTRa UniBo Research Centre

Member of AlmaGender IRT (University of Bologna)

Coordinator of the students' interdisciplinary group Alma Gender Student

Audio describer at Centro Diego Fabbri, centre for theatre studies and research, within the project "Un invito al teatro - No limits", Forlì, Italy.

Participant to European Project Theatres4All (T4all) as audio describer and researcher (Creative Europe Programme of the European Union)

Member of Board of Directors of Human Rights Nights, Italian NGO promoting human rights and the protection of civil rights through arts.