Claudia Consolati is Visiting Assistant Professor and Acting Director of Film and Media Studies in the Liberal Arts Division at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, where she teaches the core curriculum courses in Film History and Film Theory as well as electives on Feminism and Film. She is also the Senior Thesis advisor for the majors in Film and Media Studies.
Her research centers on gender and film, with particular attention to representations of the body and spirituality in cinema and new media. She has worked extensively on gender in Italian cinema with a focus on Federico Fellini and Lina Wertmuller. She is currently working on two book projects. The first, Sacred Madness: Women, Religion, and Folly in Postwar Italian Cinema is an extension of her dissertation on female holy folly in Italian film. The second, tentatively titled The Witch and the Body: Fourth-Wave Feminism in Contemporary Media examines current feminist trends across a variety of media platforms from film to social media.