19th century Italian literature, Italian Risorgimento, Mediterranean studies, second language acquisition
Italian literature and cinema, Mediterranean and transnational studies, Philhellenism, and Orientalism.
- Ph.D in Italian Literary and Cultural Studies (2017) University of Connecticut, Storrs Conn.
- Title of the dissertation: The Sale of Parga in the Nationalist Imaginary of 19th Century Italy: 1819-1858
- M.A. in Italian Literary and Cultural Studies (2011) University of Connecticut, Storrs Conn.
- BA Laurea in Lingue e Letterature Straniere (2006) Università degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze Italy
- Major in English and American Studies / Minor in German Studies