After studying Italian literature, humanism and textual criticism at the University of Milan (Italy), I completed my Ph.D. in Italian Studies at University College London with a thesis entitled Satire of Philosophy and Philosophers in Fifteenth-Century Florence. The hybrid nature of comic poetry has fed my interest in related subjects, such as history of scholarship, the relationship between the vernacular and Latin, Neolatin literature and 15th century Neoplatonism. I have published articles on Luigi Pulci and on the tradition of Carnival songs; I am editorial assistant for the journal Albertiana and I have been co-guest editor for InVerbis (2016, 2). I am currently investigating the life and poetry of Alessandro Braccesi, in both Latin and Italian, with the aim of editing his unpublished texts.
My other interest, which overlaps my academic background, is librarianship: I have been working for many years in user services, acquisitions, cataloguing and cataloguing of rare books, in particular at the Warburg Institute, Cambridge University Library, the British Library and now at the library of the European University Institute in Florence.