Born and raised in southern Italy, I read Contemporary History at the University of Bologna. After a brief venture in the publishing industry, I completed a MSc in African Studies and a PhD in African History at the University of Edinburgh. Between 2013 and 2017, I was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies in Bayreuth. In 2017, I briefly returned to Edinburgh as a Teaching Fellow in History and then took up a position as Collobaratrice Scientifique at the University of Geneva. I then moved back to Italy and, after a career break, I joined the PRIN research project ‘Republican Italy and International aid, 1945-1989’ (P.I. prof. S. Salvatici).
Pieces based on my research appeared in The Historical Journal, The Journal of African History, International Labor and Working-Class History, and Diasporas. My book, Mogadiscio 1948: Un eccidio di italiani tra decolonizzazione e guerra fredda, was shortlisted for the ‘Fiuggi Storia 2019’ Prize.