Olivia Rutigliano is a writer based in New York City.
She is a staff writer at LitHub and CrimeReads. 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 Truly Adventurous, among other places. Her film research has been featured in profiles online in Mother Jones and Forbes, among other publications. A short film she wrote and directed was published in The Toast, and she has also written a PBS Holiday Special.
She is represented by Chris Calhoun, at the Chris Calhoun Agency.
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.