I work as Assistant professor in Italian literature and literary theories.
My main area of research is Italian Postcolonial Studies; this has proven to be a fruitful field of study to pursue a feminist, decolonial, and interdisciplinary approach to Italian Studies. Under this broader theoretical umbrella, I have explored children’s literature, multilingualism, podcasts, knowledge-production of Italian Studies as a field of research.
My monograph La letteratura italiana postcoloniale per l'infanzia (2010-2022). Lingua, spazio, colore (2023) analyses a corpus of texts published between 2010 and 2022 by migrants and second-generation migrants uncovering how these books display the acquisition of agency by the characters and the rupture of the Eurocentric and adultocentric narrative to de-establish Italian collective memory. This is done along three main interpretative lines that structure the analytical chapters: language, space, and colour.
BA: Lettere Moderne (Milan, 2013 - Erasmus at the KU Leuven, Belgium); RMA: Comparative Literary Studies (Utrecht University, 2016 - Exchange at the UWA, Western Australia); PHD: Italian literature (Stockholm University, 2022)
My research interests are: Postcolonial Studies; Memory Studies; Italian contemporary literature; Migration; Letteratura dialettale; Children's Literary Studies.