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Alessandra Seggi

Alessandra Seggi

Adjunct Instructor

A Fulbright scholar, Alessandra Seggi holds a master's degree in Media Studies and a PhD in Sociology. Her research and teaching are at the intersection of the social sciences and media—film in particular. She has written about the portrayal of suicide in film and about how to study film from a sociological perspective. Italian Neorealism, Sociology of Film, Sociology of Violence, and Intercultural Communications are among her most innovative courses.  Seggi teaches film studies courses at NYUSPS in the Center for Applied Liberal Arts.

Past Courses

Buon Appetito! Food and Italian Cinema

Explore how, in Italian cinema, food can be a window into culture, history, and communication.

Italian Neorealism: From The Earth Trembles to Umberto D

Explore lesser-known films of Italian neorealism, a style that excelled at portraying the harsh realities of life in Italy during and after WWII.