I am a Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Brunel University, London.

I work with qualitative social research methods, with an emphasis on ethnography and reception studies.

My main research interests are nationality and ethnicity, regionalism and nationalism, globalisation and identities, postcolonial approaches to history and the politics of representation.

Research History

I got my PhD in Intercultural Studies from University College London (CMII) . I have previously obtained MAs in Communication Sciences and in Publishing from Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna / SSSUB.

I have taught subjects in the fields of Media and Cultural Studies, Social Research, and the Humanities at University College London, the University of the Arts (LCC & CSM) and other institutions in the UK & Italy.

I have researched and written about youth subcultures, pornography and visual cultures, gender in the creative industries, systemic inequality in the UK Higher Education, and speciesism

I am a member of the Editorial Board of JICMS – Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies. I am also a Founder and Editor of GAME Journal, and a Board Member of DiGRA Italia & British DiGRA.

Current/Ongoing Research


My most recent work focuses on the nexus between heritage, history, and representations. I am interested, at large, in the relations between media, institutions, tourism, education, and society.

I am currently working on publications based on my work on the historical reception of Greater Greece in South Italy and on the representations of Italy in digital media.

I am also working on research projects that aim to sustain inclusivity policies in the creative industries and critical historiographies in Mediterranean Europe.

You can read more about my academic work on academia.edu.