Sergio De Iudicibus

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Ph.D Student

Sergio De Iudicibus is a Ph.D. student in the combined program of Italian Studies and Film & Media Studies, having earned an A.B. from Princeton University and an M.A. from USC. His research addresses the history and influence of Italian film, which he often approaches through historical materialism and sound studies. In the last few years, Sergio has investigated documentary practices in wartime Italy, drawing from the collection of architectural and literary sources at the Getty Institute. His current interests, conversely, lie in examining the sound of 1960s cinema by means of a contextual, horizontal sweep across neighboring practices and soundscapes. Fluent in four languages, Sergio has published translations in the Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies and the Princeton University Press, as well as book reviews for Resonance: The Journal of Sound and Culture; his forthcoming research article, to be published in JICMS, addresses sound design practices in the cinema of Liliana Cavani. He spends his summers in Siena where he serves as a pianist and Program Coordinator for the Accademia Musicale Chigiana.

Italian; Film and Media Studies
Fields of Interest: 
Italian film, music, and media