I am a Research Fellow, funded by the Wellcome Trust (Research Fellowship in Humanities and Social Science), at Northumbria University’s Humanities Department (UK). I am working on my new book project, “Writing the Sleep Crisis: 24/7 Capitalism and Neoliberal Subjectivity”. This project was also awarded funding from the European Commission (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship) and, as Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow, I will be developing parts of the project in Italy, at Politecnico di Milano’s META (Social Sciences and Humanities for Science and Technology).
My first book, The Contemporary Post-Apocalyptic Novel: Critical Temporalities and the End Times, is out with Bloomsbury. You can read the book’s introduction here. You can find an up-to-date list of my publications here. An up-to-date list of other completed projects is here.
In the UK, I previously lectured at the University of Birmingham (2017-2020), De Montfort University (2017), Harlaxton College (2016), the University of Lincoln (2016), and the University of Nottingham (2014-2016). I have extensive experience teaching literature and culture across periods and forms but my teaching specialisms are in contemporary fiction, utopias and dystopias, C20-C21 North American literature and culture, literary and critical theory, and postmodernism. I am a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.
In 2017, I was a Research Fellow at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin (USA), supported by an Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Research Fellowship in the Humanities. In 2012 I was a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for the Humanities, Utrecht University (NL), supported by an Erasmus Mundus grant.
I have an interdisciplinary academic background in American Studies (PhD – University of Nottingham, UK, 2015) and Philosophy (MPhil – Università degli Studi di Milano, IT, 2010, with an Erasmus year at Paris IV Sorbonne, FR – and BA – Università degli Studi di Milano, IT, 2008).
I co-founded Contemporary Studies Network and I sit on the Executive Committee of the British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies.
Full CV available upon request.