Olivia Rutigliano is a writer based in New York City. Her essays and articles on film, literature, and culture have been published online in Vanity Fair, Public Books, Lapham’s Quarterly, The Baffler, Politics/Letters, Contexto, and is forthcoming from Truly Adventurous. Olivia writes film reviews and features for Politics/Letters Live, and her film research has been featured in profiles online in Mother Jones and Forbes, among other venues. A short film she wrote and directed was published in The Toast, and she has also written a PBS Holiday Special.
Olivia is a PhD candidate and fellow in the Departments of Theatre, and English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where she also teaches. Her research focuses on entertainment in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Britain and America. She holds an MPhil and MA from Columbia University, and an MA (completed simultaneously during her fourth undergraduate year) and an Honors BA from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been the recipient of two fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, among other grants.