Sara Marinelli holds a B.A. and M.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Naples, “L’Orientale,” and a PhD in English and Cultural Studies at the University of Rome, ”La Sapienza.” After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at UC Santa Cruz, in 2007 Sara decided to make the Bay Area her home. Before moving to the Bay Area from Italy, and teaching at DVC, Sara taught Cultural and Postcolonial Studies for several years at the University of Naples. She is author, editor and translator of many non-fiction books and articles, and she is currently writing her first novel. Sara is also a film-producer and editor. She wrote and directed a few short films, and is editing the documentary film Alfredo’s Fire with Open Eye Pictures.