- Senior Global Futures Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
- Assistant Professor, Environmental Humanities and Italian, School of International Letters and Cultures
Serena Ferrando’s research on water and contemporary Italian poetry has birthed the Navigli Project, an eco-digital interactive map of Milan’s waterways. She also studies environmental and experimental noisescapes and curates Noisemakers!, a multimedia project that utilizes sound mapping to create a multisensory experience of the world. Her publications span from literature to ecocriticism to digital humanities.
Her current book project "City of Water. Milan in the Poetry of Alda Merini, Daria Menicanti, and Milo De Angelis" is an ecocritical study of water in the urban environment of the Lombard capital.
- Graduate Certificate, Digital Humanities, University of Victoria, British Columbia, 2017
- PhD, Italian Studies, Stanford University, 2013
- MA, Comparative Literature, University of Texas-Austin, 2005
- MA, American Studies, University of Texas-Austin, 2001
- LAUREA, Modern Foreign Languages, Università degli Studi di Genova, 1998
Ferrando, S. and M. Wardecker. 2019. Noisemakers! Putting the analog in digital humanities. Humanist Studies & the Digital Age 6(1):59-68. DOI: 10.5399/uo/hsda.6.1.4.. (link )
Ferrando, S. 2017. "Un’oscura sete." Natura nella Milano di Milo De Angelis. Italica 94(2):276-292. (link )
Ferrando, S. and G. Sancristoforo. 2017. Audioscan Milano. Exploring avant-garde sound practices via digital humanities. Humanist Studies & the Digital Age 5(1):108-115. DOI: 10.7264/N3JM2823. (link )
Ferrando, S. 2014. Water in Milan: A cultural history of the Naviglio. Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 21(2):374-393. DOI: 10.1093/isle/isu046. (link )
Ferrando, S. 2018. Terra in Dino Buzzati's fantastic landscapes. Pp. 88-97 In: Iovino, S., E. Cesaretti and E. Past eds., Italy and the Environmental Humanities: Landscapes, Natures, Ecologies. University of Virginia Press. ISBN: 978-0-8139-4108-0.