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 Postdoctoral Researcher at the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies in Bayreuth. In 2017, I returned to Edinburgh as a Teaching Fellow in History and then took up a research position at the University of Geneva. In 2019 I moved back to Italy and, after a career break, I joined the PRIN research project titled ‘Republican Italy and International aid, 1945-1989’ at the University of Florence.
Pieces based on my research appeared in The Journal of African History, International Labor and Working-Class History and The Historical Journal. My book, Mogadiscio 1948: Un eccidio di italiani tra decolonizzazione e guerra fredda, was shortlisted for the ‘Fuggi Storia 2019’ Prize.