Research/Areas of Interest: Italian contemporary literature, Italian literature of immigration, Italian cinema and "Second generation" Italian artistic production; Teaching language and culture through film, use of technology, smartphone applications and social media in the language class to foster intercultural competences, interdisciplinary approach to language and culture learning; Inclusive Italian; Creation of cultural immersion study abroad programs.


  • MA, Italian Literature and Culture, Boston College, Boston, United States, 2009
  • MA, Comparative Studies (English and Japanese), Università degli Studi L'Orientale di Napoli, Naples, Italy, 2001