CV

Education

2009 – 2016 – PhD in Drama (part-time), University of Exeter.

Thesis title: Theatre and Impegno: Commitment, Struggle and Resistance on the Italian Stage.

2008 – 2009 – MA Drama Research, University of Exeter.

Dissertation title: “The Eternal Irony of the Community”: Franca Rame’s Feminist Theatre.

2002 – 2007 – BA Modern Languages and Cultures (Spanish and English), Università degli Studi di Sassari, Italy.

Dissertation title: “Avevo la Spagna nel cuore”: L’antimonio di Leonardo Sciascia.

Employment

2016 – Present – Associate Lecturer in Drama (E&S), College of Humanities, University of Exeter

2009 – 2013 – Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Drama, University of Exeter.

2000 – 2007 – Performer, facilitator, assistant director. La Botte e il Cilindro, Compagnia di Teatro di innovazione, sperimentazione, infanzia e gioventù. Sassari, Italy.

Teaching Portfolio

Theatre Praxis (2016/2017)

Year 3. Supervision of undergraduate dissertations. One-to-one supervisions and small group seminars on methodological approaches to research. Marker for annotated bibliography and final dissertation.

Staging the Text (2016/2017)

Year 2. I planned and facilitated a series of dramaturgy workshops and small group seminars on modern and contemporary playwriting.

Acting and Not-Acting: The Dialectics of Performance (2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2016/2017)

Year 1. Practical studio-based module. The module introduces students to collective creative processes and to devising techniques, both in practice and from a theoretical point of view. Part of the module focused on one of my areas of expertise, storytelling and performance. Marker for essays and final devised piece.

Essay writing (2016)

Year 1. Small group workshops. The sessions included work on essay structure, argument flow, signposting, and paragraph structure.

Pre-texts and Contexts of Drama (2009/2010; 2010/2011; 2012/2013)

Year 1. Small group seminars. The module is an introduction to theatre studies which focuses on the performative event, semiotics of theatre, and performance analysis. Marker for essays and presentations.

Performance and Interpretation (2010/2011, 2016/2017)

Year 2. Small group seminars on research methodologies in theatre studies (cultural materialism, feminist analysis, postcolonial theory, queer theory). Marker for essays and critical portfolios.

Theatrical Interpretation (2009/2010)

Year 2. For this module, I facilitated a series of seminars on textual analysis in relation to the performative event. Marker for essays and presentations.

Administration

Interviewer for undergraduate admissions. University of Exeter, 2016-2017

Organiser of the Drama Department Research Round-up, a yearly showcase of postgraduate research. University of Exeter, 2011–2012.

Member of the organizing committee for the Society for Italian Studies Postgraduate Colloquium, held at the University of Exeter on 22 June 2011.

Co-organiser of the Drama Department Wednesday Club, a theatre and performance theory reading group. University of Exeter, 2011.

Research assistant (bibliographic research) for the project Mapping Performance Art in the Bay Area, a visualisation of performance in the Bay area from the late 1960s to the mid 1980s (Project director: Professor Nick Kaye), 2010                                                                                                                                                                             

Awards

Tuition grant, Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research, Harvard University, 2012.

Doctoral bursary, £7,000 per year for three years, University of Exeter, 2009.

Memberships

International Network for Italian Theatre

International Federation for Theatre Research (Political Performances Working Group)

Higher Education Academy – Associate Fellow