Assistant Professor

PHD, University of Pennsylvania
MA, University of Pennsylvania
MA, University of Bologna

Contact Info

Film & Media Studies

Terra Hall 808A

Claudia Consolati, PhD is assistant professor and director of Film and Media Studies at UArts. She teaches the core curriculum courses in film history and world cinema, as well as electives on feminism and film. Consolati is also advisor for the Film and Media Studies minor.


Claudia Consolati’s research centers on gender and film, with particular attention to representations of the body and spirituality in cinema and new media. She has worked and published extensively on gender in Italian cinema with a focus on Federico Fellini and Lina Wertmuller. 


  • Consolati earned her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and taught at Penn and Drexel University before joining UArts in 2016. 
  • She regularly presents at conferences across North America on topics such as “Bodily Sovereignty and Visibility in Contemporary Visual Culture: Rewriting the Borders of the Female Body” and “Female Mystical Madness in the Italian Cinema of the 2000s.” 
  • Consolati’s most recent, forthcoming publication is titled “Abject Bodies and Feminist Resistance: The Return of the Witch in Contemporary Cinema.”

Awards & Accolades

Consolati has received numerous honors.

  • Phyllis Rackin Fellowship for Feminist Scholarship in the Humanities
  • Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Excellence in Teaching Award