Our team

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  • Anna Lisa, I’m a Ph.D. student in Italian Studies at University of Birmingham. I focus on love between women in Renaissance italian literature, but more generally I work on comparative literatures, gender studies, modern and contemporary history. I’m always travelling somewhere and I collect teas.

  • Edoardo, Ph.D. candidate at Université Cote d’Azur at CRHI – Centre de Recherche en Histoire des Idées. His field of research is U.S. political history, and more specifically how the concept of nation developed through transnational interferences: in other words he focuses on circulation of political ideas between Europe and U.S. before the civil war. He now lives in Turin, teaching French and riding his bike wherever he goes.

  • Maria Giovanna Campobasso is a PhD Student in German Literature and Cultural Studies at the universities of Palermo and Düsseldorf. Her work focuses on 19th century theater and fin de siècle newspaper culture in the German speaking world. Wannabe digital humanist, she is great at baking and has been trying to learn Danish. Kan du hjælpe mig, tak?

  • Giorgia Riconda. With a background working as journalist for more than 6 years, recently postgraduated in Sociology at the University of Milan-Bicocca, Giorgia is interested on the investigation of identity/otherness with decolonial approach. An open-minded, independent and tireless traveler who loves cross-cultural encounter and hates stereotypes. Friends nicknamed her GiorGoogle.

  • 2016-2019. Francesco, Ph.D. in History of Europe. He co-founded AIR in 2016, and worked with us until 2019.

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Do you want to help us publishing and spreading the various opportunities? You’re more than welcome. We always like to meet people, and the website needs editors and coordinators: for CFP and articles, for social media and newsletter, and for other standing-by projects. We have projects and targets both offline and online: if you want to help us to reach them, we won’t say no.


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