National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor since 2014.
2016-2019: Adjunct Professor of Archaeology and Art History of the Ancient Near East, Postgraduate School in Archaeology and Heritage, Florence University.
2012-2015: Adjunct Professor of Near Eastern Ceramic Analysis, Florence University.
2011: Tutor, Fondo Aree Sottoutilizzate, Regione Toscana 2011.
2010: Ph.D. in History and Civilizations of the Ancient World - Archaeology and Art History of the Ancient Near East. Florence University. Subject: transition between the Early and the Middle Bronze Age in Upper Mesopotamia; crisis and regenerations of ancient societies; pottery production. Supervisor: Prof. S. Mazzoni.
2008: Visiting Student at the University of Cambridge (UK), Department of Archaeology. Supervisor: Dr. A. McMahon; Adjunct supervisor: Dr. J. Oates (McDonald Institute for Archaeology).
2006: M.A. in Archaeology and Art History of the Ancient Near East, University of Florence, with highest honours and distinction.
Member of the scientific committee of the series STUDIA ASIANA, Firenze University Press
Member of the editorial board of the peer-reviewed Journal Asia Anteriore Antica, Firenze University Press and of OrientLab Series Maior, Ante Quem, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna
Peer reviewer for the journals X-Ray Spectrometry, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK; Polish Archaeology in the Mediterranean, Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw University Press; West and East - Rivista della Scuola di Specializzazione in Beni Archeologici delle Università di Trieste, Udine e Venezia, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste.
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
2019: Guest Scientist at the Freie Universität, Institut für Vorderasiatische Archäeologie, Berlin (Dahlem-Dorf, Germany). Host: Prof. Dr. Dominik Bonatz.
2017-2020: Shelby White and Leon Levy Program for Archaeological Publications grantee (The Semitic Museum, Harvard University), International Grant – Competitive
2013-2017: Fellow in Archaeology and Art History of the Ancient Near East at the Dipartimento di Storia, Archeologia, Geografia, Arte e Spettacolo (SAGAS), Florence University, Post-Doc grant – Competitive
2012-2013: Tuscany District Program of Advancement 2011-2015 grantee for the participation to the Seventh Framework Program 2007/2013.
2011-2012: Fellow in Archaeology and Art History of the Ancient Near East at the Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Antichità (SAMeRL), Florence University, Post-Doc grant – Competitive
2010: University of Florence & Florence University Press PhD Dissertation Prize 2010 in the Humanities.
2007-2009: PhD fellowship, Florence University – Competitive
ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELDWORK PROJECTS
U?akl? Höyük, Yozgat Province, Turkey. University of Florence, Pisa and Siena. Director of Material Studies Program. 2013-Present
Tell Wanna wa as-Sadoum – Marad, Al-Q?disiyyah governorate, Iraq. University of al-Q?disiyyah, Pisa and Siena. Codirector. 2019-Present
Qaladze Survey, Sulaymaniyah province, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. University of Amsterdam and University of Florence. Director of Material Studies Program. 2013
U?akl? Höyük Regional Survey, Yozgat province, Turkey. University of Florence and the Archaeological Museum of Yozgat. Survey Team Coordinator. 2008-2012
Tell Barri/Kahat, Hassake province, Syria. University of Florence (until 2005) and University of Naples ‘Federico II’ (2005-2010). Area supervisor and in charge of ceramic analysis. 2001-2010
Tell Mozan, Hassake province, Syria. University of California, Los Angeles – UCLA. In charge of phase 4 ceramic analysis from areas A7, A9 and A15. 2007
Tilmen Höyük, Antep province, Turkey. University of Bologna. Area supervisor. 2006