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I was born and raised in Sicily, surrounded by the ancient Greek ruins. After earning a BA and a MA in Classics and Linguistics, I started travelling to further my studies through frequent stays at Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (the Netherlands), then I earned a joint PhD in Comparative Indo-European Linguistics at the University of Macerata (Italy) and the University of Cologne (Germany).

Before joining the University of Parma as Lecturer in General and Historical Linguistics, I collaborated with IULM University in Milan (Italy) and I has been appointed as Reserch Fellow at Harvard University's Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC (USA) for one year and an extra semester of extension.

Furthermore, I am a ballet dancer, I practice Bharatanāṭyam (Indian classical dance) and I am a dance journalist and writer, registered at the Ordine Nazionale dei Giornalisti.

Consultation hours for students, my office: Mondays, 2pm to 4pm. Otherwise in online mode via Teams. An appointment via email must be reserved.

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2022/2023

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021


  • First cycle degree (DM 270) HUMANITIES A.Y. 2022/2023

Lines of research

HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS: comparative Indo-European phonology and morphology; metre, poetry and prosody; onomastics. GENERAL LINGUISTICS: accent and tone; intonational phonology; generative syntax. ANTHROPOLOGY and the CLASSICS: oral poetry and traditions; Greek dialects, Mycenaean and Aegean studies; religion and myth. THEATRE and DANCE: classical and neoclassical ballet, contemporary dance and Tanztheater, Indian theatre and Bharatanāṭyam.





Office location
Dipartimento di Discipline Umanistiche Sociali e delle Imprese Culturali
Via M. D'Azeglio, 85
43125 PARMA