Valeria Cammarata is Associate Professor in Comparative Literature, Gender Studies and Cultural Studies at the University of Palermo. Her main research topics are linked to the relationship between Literature and Visual Culture and the feminist question within the practices of the gaze. She is the Scientific responsible of the Migrants project for the University of Palermo. Among her publications: Donne al microscopio. Un’archeologia dello sguardo femminile; Breve storia femminile dello sguardo; The Reason of Imagination. The Blazing Worlds of Margaret Cavendish and Siri Hustvedt.