Daniela Fargione holds a Master Degree and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she was a Fulbright scholar. Currently, she is Associate Professor of Anglo-American Literatures at the University of Turin, Italy. Her research interests include: environmental humanities (food, migrations, climate change); the interconnections of contemporary American literatures and the other arts (music and photography); theory and practice of literary translation.
She has been recipient of several scholarships and visiting fellowships, among which: Bogliasco Foundation, 2018 and 2021; WeValueFood – EIT Food, 2019-2020; IASH (The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities), University of Edinburgh, 2018; CEMS (Center for European and Mediterranean Studies), NYU, New York, 2016; USIA (United States Information Agency), University of Ohio, Athens, OH (1993).
She is member of several advisory and executive boards: Critical Plant Studies. A New Series in Environmental Studies (Douglas Vakoch, ed.), Lexington Books; Nuova Trauben; Aracne Editrice; Altralinea Edizioni; CoSMo: Comparative Studies in Modernism; Climate Change Program (UnitoGO – Unito Green Office); CIRSDe: Centro Interdisciplinare di Ricerche e Studi delle Donne e di Genere; Executive Committee of Interfaculty Center of American and Transatlantic Studies “Piero Bairati”; Master in American Studies, University of Turin; UNESCO-DESS (Decennio per l’Educazione allo Sviluppo Sostenibile), Rome.
She is co-editor with Johnathan Sunley of Merely a Madness? Defining, Treating and Celebrating the Unreasonable (Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2012); with Serenella Iovino of ContaminAzioni ecologiche. Cibi, nature e culture (Milano: Led Edizioni, 2015); with Carmen Concilio of Antroposcenari. Storie, paesaggi, ecologie (Bologna: Il Mulino, 2018) and Trees in Literatures and the Arts. HumanArboreal Perspectives in the Anthropocene (Lexington Books, 2021). Her many publications include: Cynthia Ozick: Orthodoxy and Irreverence. A Critical Study (Roma: Aracne, 2005) and Ambiente Dickinson. Poesie, sculture, nature (Torino: Prinp Editore, 2013). She is one of the two current Italian translators of Julian Barnes’ works (Giulio Einaudi Editore).
Daniela Fargione is Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer Chair at the University of Pittsburgh for the Spring Semester 2023.