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University of Udine, Italy

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I hold a PhD (Magna cum laude and Doctor Europaeus) in English literature(s) from the University of Udine and University of Trieste, and I am now a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Udine. I research in the areas of World/Postcolonial/Decolonial Literatures, Derek Walcott’s Literature, English Literature, Performance/Dance Studies and Transmedia Studies. In 2022 I won the “AISCLI Essay Prize 2021” for the best academic article written by a young researcher & the UNIUD PhD Award 2021. I have been “Honorary Research Fellow” at the University of Essex (2019), the University of Barcelona (2022), the University of Cape Town (2023) and the University of Malta (2023). In August 2022 I published “Narrative Rewritings and Artistic Praxis in Derek Walcott’s Work: Caribbean Decolonisations” (Cambridge Scholars Publishing). I am also a professional ballet dancer, choreographer and performing artist. I graduated from La Scala Ballet Academy in Milan (2005). For seven seasons, I was part of the ensemble of the National Ballet Theatre of Prague (Czech Republic). I performed in more than 10 countries in Europe, in China (EXPO 2010), at the Biennale of Venice and at Mittelfest 2013.