Dr. Chiara Salari

KWI International Fellow

Academic Career
– Since April 2021: Thyssen KWI International Fellow, Institut for Advanced Study in the Humanities Essen
– 2020-2021: researcher at the LARCA (Center for the Studies of the Arts, History and Literature of the English Speaking World), Université de Paris
– 2019-2020: Research and teaching assistant, Université de Paris
– 2015-2018: PhD in « Language and culture of English and American societies » and « Landscapes of the contemporary city. Policies, techniques and visual studies » (joint degree University Paris 7/Roma 3), teaching assistant and lecturer (English Studies at Paris 7; Department of Philosophy, Communication and Performing Arts at Roma 3)
Thesis “The Landscape Exploded. Contemporary Atlas of Photographic and Media Circulations of the Landscape. American, Italian, and French Perspectives”
– 2012-2013: Erasmus Mundus Master « Crossways in Cultural Narratives » (University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada/Université de Perpignan, France), teaching assistant in European Studies
– 2008-2011: Master’s degree in « Cinema, television, multimedia production » (Roma 3)
– 2005-2008: Bachelor’s degree in « Visual and performing arts » (Roma 3)


Research Interests
– Photography and environment
– Arts, visual cultures and digital media
– Cultural exchanges Europe-North America
– History of cinema, amateur film archives


Publications (selection)
– Atlas des classiques de la plaine du Pô et Inachevé : la naissance d’un style. Deux projets sur les paysages italiens contemporains (dossier « Le paysage-temps photographié »), Focales 5 | 2021 (forthcoming)
– Postcards from Google Earth. Remediated maps and artistic appropriations between personal collections and the global archive
(dossier „Ubiquitous Visuality: Towards a Pragmatics of Visual Experience“), InMedia 8.1. | 2020
– Pratiche ri-fotografiche sui paesaggi dell’Ovest americano, Iperstoria (Monographic Section Spring/Summer 2018 “American Constructions of Photography/Photographic Constructions of America”)
– For the benefit and enjoyment of the people: from wilderness icons to National Geographic’s bear’s-eye views on the occasion of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, Transatlantica 1 | 2016