I am a twentieth-century and contemporary literary and cultural studies scholar based in London (UK).
My areas of expertise include waste studies, the politics and representation of housework, post-1945 US literature, mid-century US culture, the history of advertising, and the politics of nostalgia. I am the founder of the International Literary Waste Studies Network, which brings together scholars working on waste in literature across genres, forms, historical periods, and geographic regions. I am also on the editorial board of the journal Gothic Nature: New Directions in Eco-Horror and the Eco-Gothic.
Having grown up between the US and Italy, and having now lived in the UK for twenty years, I am especially interested in the social construction of national identity.
You can find recent work of mine here.
September 2011 - September 2015
September 2009 - September 2011
MA King's College London
September 2000 - July 2005