Sara Iommi received her doctorate in Cinema, Music, and Theatre from the University of Bologna. She worked as a teaching assistant for many university courses, including Analysis of Film, Documentary and Experimental Cinematography, Audiovisual Forms of Popular Culture, Writing for the Cinema and Television, History and Media. Sara’s research focused on the phenomenology of film, popular culture, and visual anthropology. She published several articles on topics such as the cinematic representation of the rural world in Italy and media education. Sara also collaborated with important Italian etnographic institutions to develop visual research on various themes, such as the feminine imaginary of the wedding, the traditional music of the north Italian Appenines, the traditional knowledge of food, and the collectors of ethnographic objects.