Marina Romani (she/they) is a multimedia artist, translator, and educator. She holds a PhD from UC Berkeley and she was the recipient of fellowships from the Townsend Center for the Humanities and the UC Berkeley Arts Research Center, among others. Trained in Western classical music and Afro-Caribbean music, she has performed in concerts supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the San Francisco Arts Commission. She’s a lecturer in the department of Sociology at UC Berkeley, and she’s currently working on a photography and poetry manuscript exploring intimacy as a spectrum, queerness and chosen family, mental illness and bereavement, languages and dialects, care work. She lives between her tiny rural village in Southern Italy and the Bay Area, California. Her work can be found at and