Academic degrees

  • 2015. Ph.D. in Linguistics. Lancaster University, UK. Thesis: ‘The emergent patterns of Italian idioms: A dynamic-systems approach.’
  • 2011. M.A. summa cum laude in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy.
  • 2008. B.A. summa cum laude in Intercultural Communication. Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy.


Grants and awards

  • 2012. AHRC Training Grant AH/K503083/1, awarded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council.
  • 2008. My B.A. dissertation was awarded ‘Dignità di Stampa,’ i.e. it was considered suitable for publication.




  • 2019. Introducción a la Escritura Creativa. Penguin Random House, Barcelona, Spain. [Online course].
  • 2011. ToEFL iBT. British School, Genoa, Italy.



  • 2008. Summer Course in English Phonetics. University College London, UK.


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