Trained as an oriental philologist at Pisa University, where I obtained a B.A. (2011) and a M.A. in Oriental Studies (2013), I obtained a PhD (2018) at Ghent University and at the École pratique des hautes études in Paris, with a thesis on the Ecclesiastical History of Bar ‘Ebroyo, Syrian Orthodox ecclesiastic and author of the 13th century. Besides my PhD research, I collaborated as doctoral researcher to the ERC Project ‘Memory of Empire: the Post-Imperial Historiography of Late Antiquity’, contributing to the edition of Syriac fragmentary historians and to the Syriac and Jewish sections of the ‘Clavis Historicorum Tardae Antiquitatis’ (ed. L. Van Hoof and P. Van Nuffelen). Currently I am Post-doctoral researcher in the FWO Project ‘Re-assembling the past. Dionysius of Tel-Mahre, early Syriac historiography, and its Byzantine and Arab context (582-842).’ (Supervisors: Peter Van Nuffelen, Maria Conterno, Andy Hilkens).