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Publications

'Alternative Urban Journeys: Italian Travel Writing and the Contromano Series', Studies in Travel Writing, Vol 16 No 2 (2012), 203-214.

‘Revisting Italy’s Colonial Past: Journeys through Memory in Erminia Dell’Oro’s Asmara addio and La Gola del Diavolo’, The Italianist, 29:3 (2009), 448-463

‘The Writings of Bamboo Hirst: Italy, China and the Performance of Cultural Identity’, Italian Studies, 63:1 (2008), 105-118.

Conference papers

‘Political utopia or Potemkin village? Italian intellectuals and their journeys to the Soviet Union in the Early Cold War’, at the Biennial Conference of the Society for Italian Studies, Durham, 8 July 2013.

‘In Search of Political Utopia: Images of the Soviet Union in Italian Travel Writing during the Cold War’ , Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Annual Conference, New Orleans, 17 November 2012.

'Contemporary Pilgrims: Journeys through India by Sandra Petrignani, Francesca De Carolis and Alessandra Borghese', at Biennial Conference of the Society for Italian Studies, Royal Holloway, 16 April 2009

‘The Writings of Bamboo Hirst: Italy, China and the Limits of Identity’, at Biennial Conference of the Society for Italian Studies, Bangor, 4 July 2007.

‘Landscape, Memory and Identity in Erminia Dell’Oro’s La Gola del Diavolo’, at Mobility and Identity Formation: The Italian Case, University of Warwick, 15 June 2007.

‘Italian Women Journalists in the Conflict Zone: Lilli Gruber, Oriana Fallaci and Giuliana Sgrena’s Perspectives on Islamic cultures of the Near East’, at Women and the Mass Media in Twentieth Century Italy, Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, 21 October 2006.

‘Italy, Islam and the Veil: Contemporary Debates and Representations of Islamic Women in the Italian Media’, at ‘The Other Woman’: Plurality of Female Identities in Italian Cultural Production, University of Bristol, 18 November 2005.

‘No Fixed Abode: Images of House and Home in Women’s Memories of South America’, at Biennial Conference of the Society for Italian Studies, University of Salford, 9 July 2005.

‘Erminia Dell’Oro: A Woman’s Place in the Italian Colony of Eritrea’, at the Society for Italian Studies Postgraduate Colloquium, Pembroke College, Cambridge, 16 April 2005.