Giulia Riccò is a PhD candidate in the Department of Romance Studies at Duke University. Her research focuses on Italian and Brazilian literature and intellectual history, with an emphasis on fascism, representations of state violence, and transitional justice. Her dissertation, titled “Fascist Fiction: Inventing the Lesser Evil in Italy and Brazil,” explores the global, violent, and long-lasting impact of fascist rhetoric and practices in Italy and Brazil. She is currently the recipient of two Duke Bass Instructional Fellowships; in her previous years at Duke, she was the recipient of the International Comparative Studies Program Global Teaching Fellowship and she has served as an instructor of both Portuguese and Italian. In addition to these on-campus teaching experiences, she volunteers at the Durham Literacy Center where she teaches English as a Second Language (ESL). She worked as the on-site coordinator for the Portuguese School at Middlebury College Language Schools, an intensive 8 weeks language learning program, in 2016. She is originally from Italy where she obtained both her B.A. (2010) in Foreign Languages and Literatures and her M.A. (2012) in Modern, Postcolonial, and Comparative Literatures at the University of Bologna, specializing in English and Portuguese.