I am a cultural geographer with a strong interest in social and political theory.
Before taking up my current position at the University of Bologna, I have worked in a range of diverse international contexts. After having started my academic career in Italy, at the University of Trieste and University of Venice, I was appointed as Professor of Geography at Newcastle University and at Royal Holloway, University of London. I subsequently worked for as Head of Department at Wageningen University, in the Netherlands, and at Macquarie University, in Australia.
My main research projects have focused on the relationship between spatial theory and modernity. I have also written extensively on the relationship between space and biopolitics, focusing on the work of philosopher Giorgio Agamben and legal theorist Carl Schmitt. Recently, I have been working on the geographies of refugee camps in the Balkan region.
My most recent books are Camps Revisited (2019, with I. Katz and D. Martin), After Heritage (2018, with H. Muzaini), Hitler’s Geographies (2016, with P. Giaccaria), Moroccan Dreams (2016, with L. Wagner) and On Schmitt and Space (2015, with R. Rowan).