Giuliana Pieri is Professor of Italian and the Visual Arts at Royal Holloway University of London and Head of the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. She has published widely on 19th and 20th century visual culture, cultural history and popular literature. Her research interests are in the area of comparative and interdisciplinary studies, especially the intersection of the verbal and the visual, and the role of Italian visual culture in the construction of Italian identity both in Italy and abroad. Recent co-edited volumes include Chivalry, Academy and Cultural Dialogues: The Italian Contribution to European Modernity (2017); Visualizzare la guerra: l’iconografia del conflitto e l’Italia (2016); and The Cult of the Duce: Mussolini and the Italians (2013). She is currently co-investigator of the HARC funded research project Interdisciplinary Italy 1900-2020: Interart/Intermedia, a partnership with the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art.