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I am a writer, researcher and educator, working between different languages, fields of knowledge and practices of production and reproduction in art and social life. My work strives for a situated and affective approach to writing, teaching and critical theory.


Photo by Alexander Morales

My work is in dialogue with historical-materialism, feminisms, critical race theory, and with contemporary political movements.


I was born in a seatown in the South of Italy: Pescara. For the past fifteen years, I have been working in various research and art institutions on an international level in the field of theatre, performance and live arts. I have collaborated as dramaturg to a number of critical and artistic projects in Europe and Latin America, in particular with the Colombian group Mapa Teatro, and given seminars in various contexts. In my work, I explore forms of collective thinking and making, challenging distinctions between private and public life, between production and reproduction, between theory and practice.

A few examples of my projects are: my books The Scene of Foreplay: Theare, Labor and Leisure in 1960s New York (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2017), Lexicon for an Affective Archive (ed. with Marco Pustianaz, Warszawa/Gdańsk: Slowo/obraz/terytoria, 2015; Bristol: Intellect Books, 2017), and the research clusters ‘Affective Archives’ (Italy, 2010) and ‘Feminismos Antipatriarcales and Poetic Disobedience’ (UK, 2021). 

During and after my PhD at the University of Pisa in Italy, I moved to New York on a research fellowship at theTisch School of the Arts (New York University),working as Visiting Scholar  in the Performance Studies Department. 


Afterwards, I have lived seven years in Berlin, first as post-doctoral research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and then teaching in the MA Raumstrategien at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee.


From 2017 to 2022, I have worked in London as Senior Lecturer in Drama Theatre and Performance at the University of Roehampton, where I am currently Honorary Research Fellow.


During this time, I have also worked as Visiting Professor in various international universities, including the Bern Academy of Arts in Switzerland, the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam, the Universidad de Cuenca/Museo Reina Sofía in Spain, the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá.


I have presented my work in lectures and workshops in cultural centers and art institutions, such as Tanzfabrik (Berlin), Tanzquartier (Vienna), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Malta Festival (Poznan), Centro Cultural Tapanco (Mérida), Tate Modern (London), National Gallery (Rome), Mladinsko Theatre (Ljubliana), Centro de Las Artes Guanajuato (Salamanca México), Museo del Chopo (Mexico City,) Teatro do Bairro Alto (Lisboa), Festival Steirischer Herbst (Graz), Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid), La Loge (Brussels), Holland Festival (Amsterdam), Museo de Arte Miguel Urrutia (Bogotà).

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