Daniele Laudadio

Doctoral Candidate and Course Instructor
Program
Department of Italian Studies

Daniele Laudadio is a Doctoral Candidate and Course Instructor in the Department of Italian Studies in the University of Toronto. His dissertation, titled "A Seat at the Table: Food and National Belonging in Contemporary Postcolonial Italy" explores how racialized Italian cultural agents represent and use food in literary texts and digital media to explore articulations of belonging, inclusion, and exclusion in contemporary Italy. In addition to food studies and postcolonial studies, Daniele’s research interests include Italian identity in transnational and diasporic contexts, language teaching and learning, and popular culture.