Before joining UCD as an Assistant Professor of Italian in 2018, I worked as a researcher and a lecturer of Italian Culture in Trinity College Dublin from 2008. After completing my AHRC-funded PhD at the University of Reading in 2007, I was awarded a Post-doctoral Research Fellowship of the Irish Research Council for a project on the intersection of performance and narrative in Twentieth-century Italian literature, which I carried out at Trinity College Dublin from 2008 to 2011. During these years, I published two monographs on internationally acclaimed Twentieth-century author Italo Calvino. A third monograph exploring theatrical realism in the work of Italo Calvino, Pierpaolo Pasolini and Elio Vittorini was published in 2014, when I was Visiting Research Fellow and then Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Department of Italian in Trinity College. My latest publication is a collection of essays by various international scholars on the interaction between page and stage which I co-edited with Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin: "Staged Narratives /Narrative Stages" (Florence: Franco Cesati, 2017).