Nicoletta Mandolini is FCT Junior Researcher at CECS (Communication and Society Research Centre) at Universidade do Minho (Portugal), where she is working on the project Sketch Her Story and Make It Popular. Using Graphic Narratives in Italian and Lusophone Feminist Activism Against Gender Violence. She worked as FWO Postdoctoral Researcher at KU Leuven (Belgium) and she owns a PhD from University College Cork (Ireland). Funded by the Irish Research Council, her doctorate project focused on the representation of gender-based violence and femicide in contemporary Italian journalistic and literary narratives. Among other articles on sexist abuse in contemporary Italian literature and media, she co-edited the volume Rappresentare la violenza di genere. Sguardi femministi tra critica, attivismo e scrittura (Mimesis 2018). She is an active member of the CASiLaC (Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures) research cluster on Violence, Conflict, and Gender, which she co-convened from 2016 until 2019.
Her research interests include feminist theory, gender-based violence, Italian women writers, comics studies, feminist media studies, and transmedial storytelling.