Main Focus

  • History of emotions
  • Architectural history
  • Modern Italy
  • Comparative and transnational history 
  • Heritage, memory and monuments

Project

The politics of grief

Curriculum Vitae

  • 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

Selected publications

Monograph:

Articles and essays:

Book chapters:

  •  “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
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