Trained as an oriental philologist at Pisa University, where I obtained a B.A. (2011) and a M.A. in Oriental Studies (2013), I specialized in Syriac language and literature. In 2018 I earned a PhD in History 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 polymath 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).’
My research focuses on the history of the Late Antique and Medieval Middle East, with a particular interest for Syriac Christianity and its relations with Byzantium and Islam, Late antique historiography and codicology, including excerpt collections in transcultural comparison.
Co-lecturer Byzantine History (BA3 - History)
Lecturer in charge Capita Selecta Ancient History (MA1 - History)