Tiffany Gilbert is department chair and associate professor in the department of English at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Her research areas encompass post-1945 American literature, film, and popular culture. She has published articles on Otto Preminger’s Carmen Jones, Douglas Sirk’s Imitation of Life, Giuseppe Verdi’s Otello, Fred Schepisi’s film Plenty, and Jim Sheridan’s My Left Foot. Her essay “Mississippi Magnani: Transatlantic Collaborations and Civil Rights in The Rose Tattoo and The Fugitive Kind” appeared in the Tennessee Williams Annual Review in 2017. She is currently working on her book Anna Magnani: Performing in Place (Edinburgh UP).