I am a postdoctoral researcher within the Roman landscapes in Portugal project at the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University, and fellow of the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR). My research concerns the collection of legacy and new survey data to study settlement patterns in relation to the Roman expansion in ancient Lusitania comparing these patterns with those documented for other regions in the wider Mediterranean area, especially Italy. I serve as scientific manager and board member of Fasti Online Survey, an open database and digital platform that publishes archaeological field-walking survey projects and data, and I am editor of FOLD&R Archaeological Survey Series, the open-access peer-reviewed journal of Fasti Online Survey.
I obtained my master degree cum laude in Archaeological Sciences (University of Padova, 2010) and, afterwards, a postgraduate degree cum laude in Archaeological Heritage Management (Scuola di Specializzazione in Beni Archeologici, University of Padova, 2013). I did my PhD at the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University (defended in 2018) within the LERC research programme – Landscapes of Early Roman Colonization (Supervisors: Dr. Tesse D. Stek, Leiden University; Dr. Jeremia Pelgrom, KNIR). After the PhD, I worked as an archaeologist in Italy for a commercial company and open-air museum (Bostel di Rotzo, Vicenza); I was a scholarship holder at Leiden University-KNIR and at the University of Verona, and collaborator of the KNIR for Fasti Online Survey. For the academic year 2019-2020 I was also adjunct professor in Prehistory and Early History at the University of Verona. In 2020 and 2021 I am KNIR fellow of the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome.