Patricia Gaborik is a theatre historian. She has been fellow in Modern Italian Studies at the American Academy in Rome. She has been a visiting researcher at Stanford and UCLA, and invited speaker and guest lecturer at Cambridge University, Northwestern University, UCLA, Berkeley, UC-Santa Cruz, the University of Wisconsin, William Patterson University, and NYU – Abu Dhabi. She has also taught at the Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence and Rome, and Rome Study Center of the University of California. As a specialist in the fascist period, her main areas of interest are the avant-garde and experimental performance, the intersection of artistic and political concerns in the regime’s aesthetic policies, theatre and the construction of national identity, authors F.T. Marinetti, Massimo Bontempelli, Luigi Pirandello, and Vitaliano Brancati, and the historiography of Fascism. Dr. Gaborik is also a practicing translator and playwright. In December of 2015, her translation of Massimo Bontempelli’s 1916 Watching the Moon received its world premiere performance at Hofstra University. She is also editor of Pirandello in Context (2021). With the book Mussolini’s Theatre Fascist Experiments In Art And Politics (Cambridge University Press), Patricia Gaborik wins the book award The Bridge for the American Non Fiction category 2021.