Rosa Barotsi

Rosa Barotsi is a lecturer and researcher based at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.

She is currently heading a project on minoritised filmmaking cultures at the margins of the industry in Italy and beyond (IMFilm – 2022-2025). 

She was previously Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow with CineAF: Women’s Films in Italy 1965-2015, a project on gender inequality in the Italian film industry. She trained at the University of Cambridge, where she received her Ph.D. in 2014.

She has previously held a postdoctoral position at the ICI Berlin, where she developed a project on Slow cinema and debt.

Along with Clio Nicastro and Saima Akhtar, she co-founded the In Front of the Factory: Cinematic Spaces of Labour research collective in 2016.

She publishes work and organises film programmes that focus on the intersections between film, gender and labour, with an emphasis on Greek and Italian cinema.