- History of emotions
- Architectural history
- Modern Italy
- Comparative and transnational history
- Heritage, memory and monuments
The politics of grief
- from October 2019, researcher, Centre for the History of Emotions, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
- 2017–2019, Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
- 2014–2017, Lumley Research Fellow, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
- 2014–2017, Fellow, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge
- 2013–2014, Rome Fellow, British School at Rome
- 2010–2013, PhD, University of Cambridge
- Architecture, Death and Nationhood: Monumental Cemeteries of nineteenth-century Italy (Routledge, 2017), IBAN: 9781472446817
Articles and essays:
- “Secularisation, anticlericalism and cremation within Italian cemeteries of the nineteenth century”, Modern Italy, 19, 4 (November 2014), 385–403. Winner of ASMI essay prize.
- “Revisiting the Fascist City”, Italian Studies, 70, 2 (May 2015), 269–74. Review essay. https://doi.org/10.1179/0075163415Z.000000000100
- “Redipuglia and the dead” in Mausolus (summer 2017), 26–33. Winner of Essay Prize of the Monuments and Mausolea Trust.
- “Legacies of Fascism: Architecture, Heritage and Memory in contemporary Italy”, Modern Italy, special issue “The Force of History”, 22, 4, 445–70
- “Fascist Italy’s Ossuaries of the Great War: Objects or Symbols?”, RIHA Journal, special issue “War Graves, 1914-1989”, 0166, 27 June 2017
- “New life in the modern cultural history of death”, Historical Journal (28 November 2018): 1–20,
- “The Republican legacy of Italy’s Fascist ossuaries of the First World War”, Modern Italy, special issue, “Difficult heritage: Negotiating the architectural and artistic legacies of Fascism in post-war and contemporary Italy”. March 2019.
- “Il fascismo, la Grande Guerra e i monumenti ai caduti” in Visualizzare la guerra: l’iconografia del conflitto e l’Italia (Mimesis, 2017)
- “Marcello Piacentini: A case of controversial heritage” in Architecture as Propaganda in Twentieth-Century Totalitarian Regimes. History and Heritage (Polistampa, 2018)
- “Monte Grappa: Il sito, il sacrario e la memoria” in Per non dimenticare: sacrari del Novecento/Lest we forget: Cemeteries and military ossuaries of twentieth-century Europe, ed. Maria Grazia D’Amelio (Rome: Accademia di San Luca, 2019) “Architecture, Politics and the Sacred in Military Monuments of Fascist Italy”, Modern Architecture and the Sacred,
- “Architecture, Politics and the Sacred in Military Monuments of Fascist Italy”, Modern Architecture and the Sacred, ed. Ross Anderson and Maximilian Sternberg (London: Bloomsbury, 2020.
- “Cultivated and constructed memory in the Bonaria cemetery in Cagliari”, Gardening Time/Scavando nel tempo (Oxbow). Forthcoming 2019.
- “Modern cemeteries in Europe and North America” in Cambridge World History of Religious Architecture (Cambridge University Press). Forthcoming 2020