School of History, Philosophy and Culture

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  • Dr Silvia Dibeltulo

    Senior Lecturer in Communication, Media and Culture

    School of History, Philosophy and Culture

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


    Phone number: +44 (0)1865 488535



    Silvia Dibeltulo’s research mainly focuses on the representation of identity on screen, specifically in terms of ethnicity, nationality, gender and culture. Her work also centers on film genre theory and history, audience and reception studies, cinema heritage, and digital humanities. She obtained her PhD in Film Studies from Trinity College Dublin with a dissertation on cinematic representations of Irish-Americans and Italian-Americans in Hollywood gangster film. She joined Oxford Brookes University to work on the Italian Cinema Audiences project, while also teaching on the Film Studies and Communication, Media and Culture programmes.