I am a Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Brunel University, London.
My research focuses on the representational and social dynamics of construction of identity.
My main interests are nationality and ethnicity, regionalism and nationalism, globalisation and identities, postcolonial approaches to history and the politics of representation.
I work with qualitative social research methods, with an emphasis on ethnography and reception studies. I have done ethnographic fieldwork in ‘South’ Italy and in the context of clubbing and online communities.
I got my PhD in Intercultural Studies from University College London (CMII) . I have previously obtained a BA+MA in Communication Sciences and an MA in Publishing from Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna & SSSUB / Centro Studi Internazionale Umberto Eco.
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 am a member of the Editorial Board of JICMS – Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies.
I have taught, researched and written about heritage and historical reception, youth subcultures, pornography and visual cultures, national representations in media industries, gender in the creative industries, systemic inequality in the UK Higher Education, and speciesism.
My most recent work focuses on the nexus between heritage, history, and representations, particularly in relation to nationalism and regionalism.
I am currently working on publications based on my work on the historical reception of Great Greece in Italy.
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.