University of Genoa – DISFOR – Corso Podestà, 2, Room 3C3, 16128 Genoa, Italy
Date of birth
2013, Philosophy. Field: Experimental Pragmatics. University of Genoa (Italy).
WHO I AM
I am Assistant Professor at the University of Genoa (Italy) where I’m Director of the Laboratory of Language and Social Cognition. I studied at the University of Genoa (Italy) and at the University College London (UK). I have been Post-doc Researcher at the University of Konstanz (Germany).
WHAT I DO
I study how human mind processes verbal language. In order to do so, I combine linguistic theory with experimental methods. Some of my research interests concern presuppositions, polar questions, theory of reference, metaphors, gender bias in multimodal communication and the neuropsychological components involved in pragmatic processing.
I am co-founder of XPRAG.it – Italian Network of Experimental Pragmatics.
I love going to the beach, driving my motorbike, spending time with my daughter Olivia and watching football. Last but not least, I play the guitar in a punk and rock’n’roll band.