I am a Lecturer in Comparative Literature and writer, with interests spanning Dante Alighieri, ancient Persian queens, and anything 19th-century France related. I also appear regularly on Radio 3, since being selected in 2021 as a BBC New Generation Thinker.
On this website, you'll find an overview of my various projects. If you want to learn more, why not listen to my interview on The Extra Half Podcast? We cover everything from life as a British-Italian from Brussels, to some of my research and screenwriting projects. You'll find me under Episode 11 'Parallels and Common Grounds.'
I try to update the section below with any major news, but you can also follow me on Twitter for more frequent updates.
And it's another wonderful review for my book Reading Dante and Proust by Analogy, this time from Serena Vandi for Italian Studies.
I share many thoughts and feelings about what kind of stories we tell about Alexander the Great and the Persians, and why these stories still matter today. Tonight, Radio 3, 10.45pm, and after then available here and to download through BBC Arts & Ideas Podcast.