Sofia Cavalcanti

Ph.D. student - University of Bologna

Sofia Cavalcanti is a Ph.D. student from the University of Bologna – Department of Forlì – and a freelance translator specialized in English, French and Portuguese. Before starting her doctorate in Intercultural Studies in 2016, she obtained her Master’s degree with honours in Specialized Translation at the University of Modern Languages for Interpreters and Translators of Bologna (Forlì Campus) in 2014. Her research areas are postcolonial studies applied to translation, postcolonial and comparative literature, and gender studies, which are the current topic of her work. In particular, the present focus of her research is English-language literature by contemporary Indian women writers.

Girlhood and masculinity in Rajdeep Paulus’s Swimming Through Clouds: an atypical “Masala” Young Adult novel