Ph.D., Program in English-Language Literatures, “Sapienza” University of Rome, 2011

(Doctoral Fellow at the International Forum for U.S. Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, January-May 2010; UCD Clinton Institute Summer School, Dublin, July 2009)


Dissertation title: “An American Hauntology, 1976-2001: Ghosts and the Literary Imaginary”

Dissertation advisor: Alessandro Portelli


Laurea vecchio ordinamento (equivalent to B.A.+M.A.) in Modern Languages and Literatures, summa cum laude, “Sapienza” University of Rome, 2007


Thesis title: “The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton: ‘Words Shadowy yet Transparent Enough’”

Thesis advisor: Alessandro Portelli

Areas of specialization: American and German literature, performance/media studies