Emily Meneghin is pursuing her Masters in Italian Studies. She earned her B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College in 2015, joint-majoring in Italian and Theatre Studies. In her senior year, Emily presented independent research on the efficacy of Commedia dell'Arte's satire through film, commenting on modern topics. During the 2016-2017 school year, she taught English Conversation as a Lettrice Madrelingua Inglese at Istituto Einaudi, in Varese, Lombardia. Passionate about social justice as well as the arts, Emily intends to focus academically on how Italian contemporary film creates, portrays, reflects, and/or distorts realities of Italian society, with particular regard to social culture, including sexism, racism, native vs. migrant mentalities, fiction vs. documentary film, and individual vs. communal impact.