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

My main interest is in the representational and social dynamics of identity construction.

Main Interests

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.

Research History

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 been quite active in the field of games studies, I am also a Founder and Editor of GAME Journal, and currently a Board Member of DiGRA Italia & British DiGRA.

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

Current/Ongoing Research

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.

Publications

 Talks ~ Monographs ~ Edited ~ Articles ~ Reference ~ Book Chapters

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