I graduated in Lettere Moderne at the University of Urbino, Italy (grade: 110/110 et lode) and I studied for a Master in Comparative Literature at UCL (grade: distinction). I completed a Ph.D. in Italian Studies at the University of Birmingham, under the supervision of Professor Michael Caesar. After my Ph.D. I have pursued a strategy of broadening my research interests in the area of Narratology, Culture and Media. In 2011 I was awarded a Visiting Professorship at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), UOC, Barcelona, directed by Manuel Castells and I re-launched, with Derrick De Kerckhove and Eric McLuhan, the International Journal of McLuhan Studies for which I was editorial co-director. In 2013/2014 I was Senior Lecturer of Italian and Director of the Centre for the study of Cultural Memory at the IMRL, School of Advanced Study, University of London. In 2014/2015 I was Senior Lecturer at the Media School, University of Bournemouth.