I am a second year PhD student at Queen Mary University of London. I work on the syntactic status of adpositions across languages and I am supervised by David Adger and Hagit Borer. In September 2017, I completed my MA in Comparative Syntax and Semantics at the University of York.



My research interests include minimalist syntax, morphology, and formal semantics, from a crosslinguistic perspective.

Besides adpositions, the topic of my PhD research, I have so far been particularly (but not exclusively!) interested in:

– case and agreement at the syntax-morphology interface;
– (Neo-)Davidsonian event semantics and situation semantics;
– Korean & Japanese linguistics;
– the linguistic encoding of the theticcategorical distinction;
– Phase Theory;
– the syntax and semantics of noun phrases;
– the syntax of Uralic and Romance languages;
– word order and linearization.



  • PhD in Linguistics at Queen Mary University of London (2017-ongoing).
  • MA in Comparative Syntax and Semantics at the University of York (2016-2017)
    Thesis titled “The Syntax of Functional Adpositions: The Case of of.”
  • BA in Philosophy and Linguistics at the University of York (2013-2016)
    (First Class Honours with Distinction).
    Dissertation titled “Thetic Subject Inversion in Italian.”



I am a fluent speaker of English and Italian (my native language).
I have also been studying and working on Finnish and Korean.