Adjunct Professor, grew up bilingual, in French and English.
After pursuing a double B.A. in Italian Studies and Psychology, and
an M.A. in Italian Studies at U.C. Berkeley, she is currently
completing her Ph.D. at Berkeley as well.
Ariel's focus is on Nineteenth and Twentieth Century
Italian literature, with special interests in postcolonial migrant
literature in France and Italy, Unification and italianità, Italian colonialism and the
myth of "italiani brava gente", and the giallo. Her dissertation is on identity in
postcolonial Algerian novels in Algeria, France and
Ariel Shannon currently teaches at U.C. Berkeley as well as
Forthcoming publications include
"France-Algérie/Algérie-Italie?... Rupture et substitution, ou ménage