Emanuela Maltese is an Italian translator, researcher, curator and content writer. She is currently a last-year Ph.D. student at the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic).
Her research focuses on a black radical and feminist re-reading of James Baldwin’s oeuvre. She also holds a Ph.D. in “Cultural and Postcolonial Studies of the Anglophone World” (2011, University of Naples “l’Orientale”, Italy). Her thesis focused on Haitian Vodou resistance in New York.
Her interests include postcolonial studies, the black radical tradition, black feminism, gender studies, African-American and Afro-Caribbean literatures.
She has recently curated the Italian translation of The Undercommons. Fugitive Planning and Black Study by Stefano Harney and Fred Moten (Tamu/Archive, 2021), and has published articles on Haitian-American diasporic encounters, translation, blackness, spirituality and feminism, resistance and anti-racism strategies through literature, video performance, and art.
She lives in Margem Sul, Lisbon.