Jonathan Mullins

Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian



Focusing on 20th and 21st century Italian culture, Jonathan Mullins’ research historicizes representations of sexuality and practices of dissent through the lenses of radical leftist cinema, photography, writing and material culture. His book manuscript, “Ephemeral Media, Everyday Dissent: the Radical Left in 1970s Italy”, focuses on the manner in which radical leftists turned to ephemeral cultural forms--street  performance, alternative radio broadcasts, photography, graffiti, and print marginalia—to invigorate their political practice. His publications on the relationship between history and film have appeared in World Picture and the Journal of Romance Studies.

Prior to his arrival at OSU, Dr. Mullins taught at Dartmouth College. This year he is also a visiting postdoctoral fellow at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Areas of Expertise
  • Italian Cultural Studies
  • Literature
  • Cinema and Visual Culture
  • B.A., Dartmouth College, 2004
  • Ph.D., New York University, 2015

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