A Fulbright grantee and an award-winning artist, Alessandra Seggi (PhD in Sociology and MA in Media Studies) teaches at Villanova University, Pennsylvania, USA.

In addition to writing about the portrayal of suicide in film, she has written about how to study film from a sociological perspective. Sociology of Film, Sociology of Violence, and Cinema with a Social Conscience: Italian Neorealism are among her most innovative courses.

Tentatively titled It’s a zoo: society illustrated. With rhymes and reasons, her latest innovative project combines traditional write-ups with rhymes and illustrations to explain the contradictions and mechanisms, at times in plain sight, at times hidden, integral to our social world.