I am a military historian; I study EU-NATO relations in the Mediterranean looking both at their evolution and future steps, with a particular focus on Italy as a key actor in coordinating future NATO and EU initiatives.
I conducted my DPhil in History at the University of Oxford, completed in 2016, under the supervision of Prof. Sir Hew Strachan. My thesis focused on Anglo-Italian relations during the First World War. My broader research interests include Italian air and naval power doctrines, NATO Mediterranean strategy, as well as NATO and EU responses to the cyber warfare threat.
Since 2014 I have been a member of the Globalising and Localising the Great War Group (GLGW), the Oxford University Strategic Studies Group (OUSSG) and the Changing Character of War Programme (CCW). At Oxford, I also had the opportunity to teach British Modern History for the Oxford Program for Undergraduate Studies (OPUS) and War in World History for the Oxbridge Academic Programs.
I follwed an MA in Historical Sciences at the University of Padua under the supervision of Prof. Silvio Lanaro, working on the French War Cabinets during the Great War. As a visiting student, I spent one year in the United States, at Boston University (BU) and UCLA, and I am now an external fellow at BU.