Personal profile


My research focuses on transnational book and publishing history from the 19th century to the present day. I hold a PhD from the University of Manchester, where I mapped the negotiation of literary rights between Italy, Britain, and the US in the first half of the 20th century. I am interested in informal and professional networks fostering the circulation of texts in modern times (scholars, publishers, editors, literary agents, translators, authors’ societies), in the development of intellectual property law and modern authorship, and in the relationship between cultural diplomacy, propaganda and printed materials.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Negotiating Italian translation rights across Anglo-American and Italian publishing (1900-1947), The University of Manchester

Award Date: 5 Feb 2021

Master of Letters, Universita Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore

Award Date: 9 Apr 2015

Bachelor of Literature or Bachelor of Letters, Universita Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore

Award Date: 26 Sept 2012

Areas of expertise

  • D204 Modern History
  • Intellectual History
  • Transnationalism
  • DG Italy
  • Fascism
  • 20th Century
  • Cultural Industry
  • Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
  • Book & Publishing History
  • Press and journalism
  • Publishing Industry
  • Print culture
  • Copyright Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights


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