Education2015- 2020/21 PhD in Sociocultural Semiotics, University College London, UK.
2015 Certificate in Italian Diaspora Studies from the John D. Calandra Institute of Italian American Studies, Queens College, CUNY, USA / Università della Calabria, Italy.
2013-14 PhD upgrade Italian at the University of Durham, Durham, UK. (first year prior to transfer)
2006 CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) from the University of Cambridge (ESOL examinations), the British Council of Milan, Italy.
2004 Bachelor of Arts in English literature and linguistics, minor in philosophy/art from the Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, USA.