Silvia Vacirca is an independent historian of fashion and film, specializing in the relation between them.

Born in Lentini, Sicily on July 30th, 1981, she received a PhD from the University of Bologna, majoring in film studies, in 2010, and a PhD in fashion history from Sapienza University, in 2020. She lives in Rome. 

She taught courses at Richmond University, Sapienza University, and the University of Turin and lectures widely at other universities and museums. Her essays and reviews appeared in Fashion, Film & Consumption Journal, ZoneModa Journal, Cinergie, Harper's Bazaar Italia, Rivista Studio, Hunter Fashion Magazine, and Il Messaggero, among others.

She held a Marie Curie Fellowship in 2009 at Brown University, Rhode Island. In 2012 she won the Limina Award for best translation of the year in film studies. 

She is writing her first book.