With a PhD in Human and Physical Geography at the University of Padova, she earned a first master’s degree in International Relations and Safeguarding of Human Rights (University of Turin) followed by a second in Geography and Territorial Processes (University of Bologna).
Between 2012-2014 she worked as a visiting researcher at the CEG (Centre for Geographical Studies) at the University of Lisbon. Since 2014 she has been an associate researcher for the CIERL (Research Centre for Regional and Local Studies) at the University of Madeira. She is also a member of the editorial board of the Translocal journal (first issue expected for 2017) promoted by the centre.
Her research interests include climate change adaptation, risk and disaster governance, vulnerable landscapes, rural and urban studies with particular attention to social and environmental conflicts, and urban sustainability.
She has been contributing to LaGeS research activities since 2017.