Assistant Professor, Italian
Ph.D. University of Western Ontario
Office: UC 4306
Areas of Interest
- Italian political culture
- Italian politics
- 2001-present The University of Western Ontario
- Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
- “ITA1030: Italian for Beginners”
- “ITA2250: Intermediate Italian”
Awards and Recognition:
2016-17 Faculty Community Engaged Learning (CEL) Award
Faculty of Arts and Humanities 2009 Teaching Excellence Award
University Student Council’s Honour Roll: from 2001-2002 to 2003-2004, and since 2012
“Elites in Action: Change and Continuity in Strategic Culture”, Political Studies Review (2014) doi: 10.1111/1478-9302.12058
“Irresistible Signs: The Genius of Language and Italian National Identity”, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 34.1 (2013).
“La Grande Italia: The Myth of the Nation in the Twentieth Century”, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 32.3 (2011).
“‘The Way We Were’: The Social Construction of Italian Security Policy”, Modern Italy, 15.2 (May 2010).
“Italy”. In Be My Guest: Entertaining Through World History, edited by Francine Segan. Westport, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2009.
Current Book Projects:
The Concept of Resistance in Italy: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Co-edited with Dr. Maria Laura Mosco. Peer-reviewed. Under contract with Rowman & Littlefield International.
“ICAP e la comunità italiana di London: sfide e progetti”. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for Italian Studies Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, May 2016.
“From Economic Sanctions to Military Intervention: The Social Construction of Economic Statecraft”. Paper presented at the Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference, St. Catharines, Ontario, June 2014.
“Teaching a Second Language Through Cultural Lenses: The Italian Experience”. Paper presented at Innovative Approaches to Second Language Teaching (IASLT) Conference, London, Ontario, April 8 2011.
“Europe and Identity in the 21st Century”. Invited participant sponsored by the European Studies Program at Guelph University, Guelph, Ontario, March 2011.
“Italy, Peacekeeping, and Humanitarian Intervention”. Paper presented at the 23rd Academic Council United Nations System Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria, June 2010.
“The Way We Were’: Continuity and Change in Italian Strategic Culture”. Invited participant sponsored by the Department of Political Science at Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, March 2010.
“Europe: A New Political Identity?”. Invited participant sponsored by the European Studies Program at Guelph University, Guelph, Ontario, March 2010.
2011 Agnes Cole Dark Fund – UWO ($1,950)
2010 Faculty Alumni Awards – UWO ($1,758)
2009 Arts and Humanities Teaching Excellence Award – UWO ($1,500)
Agnes Cole Dark Fund ($1,482)
Research Grant – Huron College University ($1,045)
2008 SSHRC Internal Travel Grant ($1,594)