Main Research Topics

  • Social and cultural history of the ancient Greek world
  • Gender and religion
  • Magic
  • Anthropological and cognitive approaches
  • Pollution and Purification
  • Social construction of emotions

  • Academic Career

  • Since 2015 Research Assistent within the SFB 1136, Teilprojekt C 01 "Aufgeklärte Männer - abergläubische Frauen? Religion, Bildung und Geschlechterstereotypen im klassischen Athen"
  • 2013-2015 Gerda Henkel Scholar in Ancient History at the Royal Holloway, University of London, Project: "Gendered Inscriptions? Re-reading Women's Agency in Ancient Greek Religion"
  • 2009-2011 Research Assistant at the University of Oxford, Faculty of Classics, within the European Research Council Project "The Social and Cultural Construction of Emotions: The Greek Paradigm" (Principal Investigator: Professor Angelos Chaniotis, http://emotions.classics.ox.ac.uk)
  • Since 2006 Research and teaching positions also at the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa), University of Roehampton (London), University of Pavia, and Italian Embassy in Tirana.

  • Academic Degrees

  • 2011 PhD in Ancient History, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
  • 2005 Licenza in Classical Civilizations, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
  • 2005 Laurea in Classics and Anthropology of the Ancient World, University of Pisa

  • Grants and Visiting Fellowships

  • Gerda Henkel Stiftung, Research Scholarship, 2013-2015.
  • University of Pavia, Research Scholarship, 2010.
  • St John's College, University of Oxford, Visiting Scholarship, 2008-2009.
  • Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Faculty of Arts, Doctoral Scholarship, 2005-2008.
  • Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Religionswissenschaft, Visiting Scholarship, 2006.
  • Zürich Universität, Seminar für Griechische und Lateinische Philologie, Visiting Scholarship, 2004-2005.
  • Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Faculty of Arts, Undergraduate Scholarship, 2000-2004.

  • Professional Memberships

  • Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies
  • British Epigraphy Society
  • Association Internationale d'Epigraphie Grecque et Latin
  • EuGestA Network, European Gender Studies in Antiquity
  • Women's Classical Committee UK (founding member; LGBTQI liaison officer)
  • International Society for Cultural History