Alessandro Castellini

Alessandro Castellini

Guest Teacher

Department of Gender Studies

English, Italian
Key Expertise
Gender, Sexuality, Motherhood, Postpartum depression, Emotions, Japan

About me

Dr Alessandro Castellini is Guest Teacher in the Department of Gender Studies.

After pursuing a BA in Japanese Studies at Ca’ Foscari University (Venice, Italy) and an MSc in Gender Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, London), Dr Castellini completed his PhD in Gender Studies at the Department of Gender Studies (formerly Gender Institute, LSE) under the supervision of Professor Clare Hemmings. His doctoral project developed at the intersection of feminist theory, cultural studies and the sociology of motherhood, and engaged questions of visibility/invisibility in the cultural construction of maternal violence in late postwar Japan. Weaving together historical and archival research, media analysis and a sociological inquiry into Japanese feminist contestations of motherhood and the nuclear family, Dr Castellini’s work privileges translation as a theoretical and methodological tool for the creation of a transnational/transcultural dialogic space between western and non-western theoretical, representational and political approaches to maternal aggression.

Expertise Details

gender; sexuality; motherhood; postpartum depression; emotions; Japan; film theory; psychoanalysis; philosophies of translation; critical pedagogies