I have specialised in human geography since my Master’s degree at the University of Florence (2005). My training progressed at the University of Trieste (2009), where I obtained a doctorate in Geohistory and Geoeconomics of the Border Regions where my thesis focused on the Italian diaspora to Vancouver. I have followed my passion for geographical and social research by participating in various projects during my ten-year post-doc (2009-2019) working with numerous Italian Universities (in particular: University of Cagliari, University of Siena and Polytechnic of Turin

Thanks to the Marie-Curie project, I spent two years at the Department of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam, collaborating with IMES, the Institute for Migration Studies (IMES), and the Amsterdam Center for European Studies (ACES) (February 2018-February 2020).
My research interests centre on migration processes, socio-spatial justice and inclusion issues. Over the last years, I have joined an interdisciplinary research group, called “Geotelling – Racconto Geografico“, that makes use of visual methods to conduct research in participatory ways. I am also a member of the Association of Italian Geographers (AGeI) and part of the editorial committee of the Rivista Geografica Italiana.

I currently hold a research position at the Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST) of the Polytechnic of Turin (see also Academia.edu).