University Lecturer

My interests in English language and culture center on American literature and culture as well as transatlantic studies.

My research focuses on issues related to race, gender, and sexuality, from the nineteenth century to the present.

I have an international background: MA degree from Italy, Ph.D. and title of 'Dosentti' from Finland, the qualification of 'habilité à diriger des recherches (HDR)' from France. I have lived in the United States, worked as university lecturer and resident director at American university study abroad programs in Italy, and in Japan I taught at the University of Tokyo. I conduct archival research in the United States and Italy.

Contact info


School of Humanities, Foreign Languages and Translation Studies



+358 50 301 8306


Teaching Activities

American Studies, Black Women’s Writing, Black Girlhood Studies, Ethnic American Literature, Sexuality and Space

Societal Activities

Editorial Board Member: Journal of Transatlantic Studies
Comité scientifique: Leaves
Scientific Committee: Research Culture and Science Book series (RCASB)

Research groups and research projects

Terra Foundation for American Art Senior Fellow, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC, U.S.A. (2020-2021)
European Study Group of Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Intercontinental Cross-Currents Network
Transatlantic Women