Ricercatore Legge 240/10 - tempo determinato
Orario di ricevimento:

Academic year 2021/22

Students are always welcome to discuss with me any academic matter or issue. Office hours are the following:


  • Wednesday, from 9:00 to 10:00;
  • On the Teams platform (video-call) to be arranged via email;
  • Alternatively, appointments in presence can also be arranged via email. 


Appointments in presence will be held at the following address:

Department of Human Sciences and Innovation for the Territory (DiSUIT)

Edificio Oriani (Room 3.1, third floor) 

Via Marco Enrico Bossi 5

Como 22100

Currently working as a Researcher (RUTD-a) at the University of Insubria (Como branch) in the Department of Human Sciences and Innovation for the Territory.



  • PhD in Italian Studies (Linguistics), The University of Manchester, UK, 2006-09.
  • MA in Italian Studies (Linguistics), The University of Manchester, UK, 2005-06.
  • DITALS II (Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language), Università per Stranieri di Siena, Italy, 2005.
  • BA in Classics, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy, 2004.
  • Research Thesis, Trinity College, Dublin and Galway National University of Ireland, 2002-04.  
  • Research Assistant, Leopardi Centre, University of Birmingham, UK, 2000-01.
  • Erasmus Exchange Programme, University of Birmingham, UK, 1999-2000.





  • Assistant Professor in Italian Linguistics and Linguistics, Universidad de Puerto Rico, USA, Departamento de Lenguas Extranjeras and Programa Graduado de Lingüística, 2014-19.
  • Teaching Assistant in Italian Linguistics, The University of Manchester, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, UK, 2006-13.
  • Associate Lecturer in Italian Language and Culture, The Open University, UK, 2007-08.
  • Contract Lecturer in Italian Sociolinguistics, University of Birmingham, UK, 2008.
  • Associate Lecturer in Italian Language, Manchester City College, UK, 2006-07.
  • Teacher of Italian, Italian Consulate at Manchester, Centro Diffusione Lingua e Cultura Italiana “Leonardo da Vinci”, UK, 2005-09.

Qualifications and recognitions

  • Qualification as Associate Professor, Universidad de Puerto Rico, USA, 4 October 2019.
  • Honorary Research Fellow, Universiteit Utrecht, 2019-present.
  • Italian National Scientific Qualification (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale) to the rank of Associate Professor, 6 August 2018.
  • Small grant on Italian Teaching Methods, Società Dante Alighieri, Rome, Italy, 2016.
  • Honorary Research Fellow, The University of Manchester, 2014.
  • International Robins Prize of the Philological Society, 2010.
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) PhD Bursary, 2006-09. 
  • MA Postgraduate Bursary of The University of Manchester, 2005-06.