CAITLIN SCHAER

Credentials: Job Market Candidate in Italian

Email: cschaer@wisc.edu

Address:
708 Van Hise Hall

EDUCATION

  • Bachelors Degree from DePaul University—Double Major in Italian and Anthropology
  • Masters Degree from New York University

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Italian cinema, with particular focus on documentary and ethnographic film; Anthropology, uses of ethnology and visual anthropology; Questione meridionale, particularly as addressed through the cinematic medium.

DISSERTATION TITLE

Understanding the Italian “Other” Through Italian Ethnographic Film from the 1950s and 1960s

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • AAIS 2013—”The Political Discourse of Silvio Berlusconi”
  • MMLA 2016—”How to Explain a Supernatural Illness: The Case of Tarantism in Southern Italy”
  • AAIS 2017—“Understanding the Italian ‘Other’: Diverse Modes of Visual Ethnographic Representation”
  • NEMLA 2018— “The Experimental Documentary Form of Pier Paolo Pasolini”

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Italian 101—First Semester Italian
  • Italian 102—Second Semester Italian
  • Italian 201—Accelerated First and Second Semester Italian
  • Grader Italian 460—Italian Cinema
  • Grader Italian 340—Romance Linguistics