American Literature, History of Science, History of Ideas
American literature; philosophy; the history of religion; the history of science. critical theory
nineteenth-century visual culture studies, history of photography, literature and the history of science
History of science, science in the Old Southwest (lower Mississippi River Valley), science fiction, non-profit management
Literature and Science
History of Ideas
History of Science
…The History of Science Society (HSS), 2018 to present
The History of Earth Sciences Society (HESS), 2016 to present
International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences (INHIGEO), 2012 to present
Centro Studi Lazzaro Spallanzani (Lazzaro Spallanzani Studies Center), 2013 to present…
…Postdoc – Museum of Sciences, Trento (Italy), 2017-2019
Postdoc – University of Oklahoma, 2015-2016
Postdoc – University of East Piedmont, 2010-2013
Ph.D., History of Science – University of Bari, 2009
MA/BA, Natural Sciences – University of Milan, 2005
Classical Lyceum (Diploma di Maturità Classica) – Istituto Salesiano S. Ambrogio, Milan, 1996…
2018 – Theory, Practice, and Nature In-between. Antonio Vallisneri’s Primi Itineris Specimen, Berlin, Edition Open Access/Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Edition Open Sources Series, Series 9, 2018 (http://www.edition-open-sources.org/sources/9/).
2013 – Il miracolo inutile. Antonio Vallisneri e le scienze della Terra in Europa tra XVII e XVIII secolo, monograph, Florence, Olschki, 2013, XXVI-278 pages.
BOOK CHAPTERS AND JOURNAL ARTICLES
2020 – In Reply to Marco Beretta, “Isis,” Vol. 110, n. S1 (Isis Current Bibliography 2019), pp. 18-20.
2019 – Bibliographical Distortions, Distortive Habits: Contextualizing Italian Publications in the…
My research focuses mainly on natural philosophy, medicine, and the Earth and environmental sciences in early modern Europe, with important forays into modern and contemporary contexts. Currently, I am Mellon Fellow at the University of Oklahoma (Department of the History of Science/History of Science Collections), Affiliate Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (Department I), Contributing Editor for the Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science, Councilor for the journal Earth Sciences History, and Co-editor (History of Science) of the journal Il Protagora. I strongly believe in the Digital Humanities and in the Open Access ideals of accessibility and democratization of knowledge. In my scholarly and outreach activities, I always strive to make my work accessible to a virtually unlimited audience of students, scholars and academics, as well as to the general public.
early modern literature, Shakespeare, Milton, Donne, Montaigne, history of science, book history, phenomenology, affect theory
Victorian Literature and Culture, History of Science, History of Philosophy, Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Realism, Affect, Description, New Materialism
British Literature, Victorian Literature and Culture, Romanticism, South African Literature, Novel, Poetry, Literary Theory and Criticism, Philosophy, Intellectual History, Science, History of Science, Literature and Science, Mathematics and Literature, Law and Literature, Animal Studies
Nineteenth-century British literature and culture, the novel, cultural history of science, gender and sexuality