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Research interests

My research to date has focused on urbanization in the Mediterranean during the 1st Millennium BC with a particular interest on central Italy.

My work investigates the development of complex societies in Rome and the surrounding regions both as macro- economic and socio-political processes (e.g. social stratification, settlement organization and craft community practices) but also in their relation to intimate and personal habits such as mother-child relationship and infant feeding practices. 

In particular, one of my projects is studying community practices, analysing archaic metal votive objects in central Italy with XRF.

By combining advanced technological and scientific methodologies with traditional approaches my main stream of research explores the connections between cultural and political environments and child-rearing practices in central Italy (1000 BC – 100 AD).  This last work has resulted in my ERC application being selected for interview in 2015/2016 and 2018.

The third avenue of my research explores connectivity and transportation networks by the mean of Network Science Approach in central Italy during the 1st Millennium BC including Roman times to propose a new interacting model of urbanization. 

 

 

External positions

Visiting Lecturer, Royal Holloway, University of London

1 Sep 2019 → …

Affiliated Scholar, University of Cambridge

16 Aug 201730 Sep 2019

Associate Professor, Department of Humanities - University Roma Tre

30 Jun 2014 → …

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Centre for Humanities Health and Science
  • Infant feeding & Urbanization

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