Zecchi is Director of Film Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a feminist film scholar, film festival curator, and video-essayist. She has taught at various universities across Europe and the U.S. lecturing as well as publishing on an extensive range of topics, such as women in film, feminist film theory, and videographic criticism. In addition to publications of various modes, she is the author, editor, or co-editor of ten volumes, such as _La pantalla sexuada_ and _Teoría y práctica de la adaptación fílmica_. She has organized international conferences as well as co-founded the international research network CinemAGEnder. She also currently directs her open access project "Gynocine: Women Filmmakers, Feminism, and Film Studies" she launched in 2011 that offers an online database with unique resources related to those studying the works of global women filmmakers. Her current project is tentatively titled The Gender of Film Genres. The project is the first comprehensive study of the history of women's cinema across various generations from its origins to present day. Her book _Desenfocadas: Cineastas españolas y discursos de género_ was selected by El Diario as one of the "13 books that have defined the decade"