“Communal and Economic Implications of Blood in Dante,” Italian Studies, 2 (2016): 1-22

“ ‘Tante voci tra quei bronchi’: Authorial Agency and Textual Borrowing in Inferno XIII,” Le Tre Corone, 2 (2015): 111-30

“Women, War and Wisdom,” in Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy, vol. 2, ed. by George Corbett and Heather Webb (Open Book Publishers, 2016), pp. 151-71

Current Projects

Dante and Blood in the Medieval Context, a monograph based on my Doctoral dissertation completed in 2010 at the University of Cambridge

Dante’s Theology in Tantur, a monograph on theology in Dante, based on Notre Dame’s Summer Seminar at Tantur Ecumenical Institute, Jerusalem in June 2012: co-editor with Christian Moevs (Notre Dame), Vittorio Montemaggi (Notre Dame) and Matthew Treherne (Leeds)

“Hirsute Words: Parchment-making in Dante”

Lectura Dantis Andreapolitana, invited lecture on Inferno XXII, May 2011 (chapter in volume of series)

“Myrrh, Myrtle, Mary and Myrrha: Classical and Christian Intersections in Dante’s Comedy


The Wings of the Doves: Love and Desire in Dante and Medieval Culture by Elena Lombardi (McGill-Queens University Press, 2012), reviewed in University of Toronto Quarterly, 83:2 (Spring 2014): 537-39

Dante’s Commedia: Theology as Poetry, ed. by Vittorio Montemaggi and Matthew Treherne (University of Notre Dame Press, 2010), reviewed in Medium Aevum, 80:1 (2011): 185

La Metafora in Dante, ed. by Marco Ariani (Olschki, 2008), reviewed in Medium Aevum, 79:1 (2010): 189

Graduate Work

Doctoral Dissertation, supervised by Zygmunt G. Barański at the University of Cambridge: “ ‘Sangue perfetto’: Scientific, Sacrificial and Semiotic Blood in Dante,” made available to read at the Cambridge University Library, 2011

MPhil Dissertation, supervised by Zygmunt G. Barański at the University of Cambridge: “ ‘Uscivan insieme’: Blood and Breath in Dante’s Commedia

Contributed to translation of chapters in Interpreting Dante: Essays on the Traditions of Dante Commentary, ed. by Paola Nasti and Claudia Rossignoli (University of Notre Dame Press, 2013)