Michela Barisonzi is a postgraduate student in Italian Studies at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia). She has a BA in Translation and Interpretation, a Master in Foreign Literatures and Cultures and another in International Relations.
Her current research is focused on nineteenth-century Italian literature and specifically on the themes of hysteria and adultery in the novel. She is working on the influence of the fin-de-siècle nationalist ideology on female representation in Gabriele D’Annunzio’s works. Other areas of her research include the juridical language of skilled migration in the European Union and Australian governmental frameworks and the language of political discourse in America Latina.
She is an Italian native speaker, fluent also in English and Spanish. She has been working since 2013 as a Naati translator as well as a tutor for Italian and Translation Studies at Monash University.
Since 2014 she has been on the editorial board of Monash Academic Journal Colloquy and she was the HDR Student Representative for the Faculty of Arts in 2014 and 2015.