About me

I’m a full-time Researcher at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Göttingen. I’m also a completing PhD student at University College London. I’m a Classicist by training and I conduct interdisciplinary research in the fields of Digital Classics, Digital Scholarly Editing and Natural Language Processing. I occasionally step out of my comfort zone to explore other fields of study, such as visual text analysis and stylometry. I'm fluent in Italian and English, my native tongues, I can hold conversations in Spanish and I'm currently learning German.

As of October 2017, I'm a Visiting Scholar at the CIRCSE Research Centre of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, where I'll work until January 2018.

Editorial positions


Current projects

eTRAP logo


2015-present. An Early Career Research Group focussing on the advancement of automatic text reuse detection in historical texts.


Book chapters

Journal articles

Conference proceedings

Edited journal issues and volumes

Invited reviews

User manual

Surveys and data-sets

Italian translations

Textal: Text Analysis App

2013. Textal is a free smartphone app that allows you to analyse websites, tweet streams, and documents, as you explore the relationships between words in the text via an intuitive word cloud interface.

Voyant Tools

2016. Voyant Tools is an open source web-based application that allows users to work with their own texts or existing text collections to perform basic text mining functions.

Next work trip

Bari, IT

2017 Innsbruck, AT  -  Milan, IT  -  Verona, IT  -  Trento, IT  -  Montréal, CA  -  Verona, IT  -  London, UK  -  Rome, IT.
2016 Antwerp, BE  -  Vienna, AT  -  Venice, IT  -  Kraków, PL  -  Cologne, DE  -  Leipzig, DE  -  Galway, IE.
2015 Leicester, UK  -  Tartu, EE  -  Berlin, DE.
2014 Norman, OK, USA  -  Tbilisi, GE  -  Lausanne, CH  -  Lyon, FR.

Last updated: 2017-12-06