Saskia Kroonenberg is a scholar in Italian studies. She currenlty works as a lecturer at the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures of the Radboud University. Between 2019 and 2022, she was a Marie-Curie fellow at the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities in Cologne. During this time, she was also a guest researcher at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) at Utrecht University and at the Romanisches Seminar of the University of Zurich. Her doctoral research aimed to redefine the notion of a ‘mother tongue’ in a globalizing world, by combining Italian postcolonial literature with Antonio Gramsci’s political philosophy and new materialism. She concluded her PhD summa cum laude. She also loves to dance.