- From September 2017 onwards: Researcher in Classical Archaeology at the University of Trento.
- From February 2014 to February 2020: Certified eligible to be appointed Associate Professor of Archaeology at Italian Universities at the first round of the Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale (Italy).
- August 2016-March 2017: Contract Researcher at the Department of Historical Sciences and Cultural Heritage (University of Siena) for the European Research Council Project "nEU-Med: Origins of a new economic union (7th-12th centuries): resources, landscapes and political strategies in a Mediterranean region".
- 2014-Present: Field Director for the "Santa Marta Project" in southern Tuscany. The project is run by the University of Siena.
- 2009-Present: Scientific Co-Director, with Penn University, of the "Roman Peasant Project" in southern Tuscany.
- 2009-Present: Scientific Co-Director, with the University of Messina, of the "Philosophiana Project", near the Villa del Casale at Piazza Armerina in central Sicily.
- Late May to early June 2016: Co-director of the Summer School in Archaeology held at the early medieval site of Vetricella in southern Tuscany.
- November 2014-June 2016: Contract Archaeologist for the Commercial Archaeology Company G.E.A. (Parma-Italy).
- January-December 2014: Visiting Scholar at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research (University of Cambridge).
- October-December 2013: Research Fellow at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research (University of Cambridge); funding was made available by the Institute itself for a three-month extension of my previous position. Full-time research position.
- October 2011-September 2013: Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research (University of Cambridge). Full-time research and teaching position.
- October 2009-September 2011: Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow (7th Framework Programme) at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research (University of Cambridge). Full-time research position.
- March-September 2009: Contract archaeologist for the Butrint Foundation.
- October-November 2008: Contract archaeologist for the Butrint Foundation.
- June 2007-April 2008: Early Career Contract Researcher for the Medieval Landscapes Project, University of Siena. Funded by the Monte dei Paschi di Siena Foundation.
- December 2006-January 2009: Contract Lecturer in History of the Material Production of the Late Antique and Medieval World and Archaeology of Production. University of Siena (branch of Grosseto).
1. UNDERGRADUATE LECTURES
- 2012-2013: Taught an undergraduate course in Late Antique Archaeology. Faculty of Classics (University of Cambridge).
- 2011-2012: Lectures on the Fall of the Roman Empire as part of undergraduate Paper I, Part I, Archaeology and Anthropology, section on Empires and political collapse. Department of Archaeology and Anthropology (University of Cambridge).
- 2006-2007; 2007-2008; 2008-2009: Lectures in History of the Material Production of the Late Antique and Medieval World and Archaeology of Production. University of Siena (branch of Grosseto).
2. GRADUATE LECTURES
- 2010-2011; 2011-2012: Taught graduate courses in Roman and late antique pottery. Faculty of Classics (University of Cambridge).
- 2005: Lectures on Archaeological Field Survey at the "14th Summer School in Archaeology: Aerial Surveys and Oblique Photographs", Grosseto-Siena (European Landscapes: Past and Future. Project funded by the EU, Culture 2000 and the Monte dei Paschi di Siena Foundation).
- 2004-2005; 2005-2006: Demonstrator in Landscape archaeology: Methods and Techniques and in Roman and late antique pottery as part of the MA in "Archaeology and IT: Urban and Landscape Archaeologies". University of Siena.
3. ONE-TO-ONE UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE SUPERVISION
- 2011-2012: Directed readings in Byzantine Archaeology (MPhil in Archaeology, University of Cambridge).
- 2011-2012: Supervisor of an MPhil student in Archaeology (University of Cambridge).
- 2009-2010: Supervisor of two undergraduate theses at the University of Siena: one focusing on an archaeological and anthropological study of Roman peasants and one on the study of the Roman and medieval ceramics from the rural parish church at Pava (Siena, Italy).
- 2004: Supervisor of an MA thesis as part of the MA in "Archaeology and IT: Urban and Landscape Archaeologies" (University of Siena).
4. ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD TRAINING
- 2009 - present: I trained American, British and Italian students in methods and techniques of field survey and excavation and in the study of Roman and medieval pottery in my field projects in Italy. Training also included on-site seminars and directed lab activities. Summer Schools were organized in collaboration with the American University of Rome and the Universities of Cambridge, Pennsylvania and Siena.
5. INVITED LECTURES AND SEMINARS (SELECTION FROM 2009 ONWARDS)
- 29 November 2016 (Pisa, Italy): Conclusive lecture at the Seminar Series "The transition from Antiquity to the Middle-Ages in the central and eastern Mediterranean" held at the University of Pisa. Title of the individual talk: Late antique peasants in Tuscany.
- 28-29 January 2014 (Messina, Italy): Invited lecture at the Seminar Series "Landscape Archaeology. The research projects of DiCAM between Sicily and Magna Grecia". Title of the individual lecture: Philosophiana and its hinterland: a global landscape archaeology project in central Sicily.
- February 2013 (Newcastle, UK): Invited seminar at the Archaeology Seminars, University of Newcastle. Seminar title: Philosophiana/Sofiana in central Sicily from the Roman period to the Arab conquest: settlement and economy. Seasons 2009-2012.
- October 2012 (Cambridge, UK): Invited inaugural seminar at the Medieval Archaeology Seminars, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research (University of Cambridge). Seminar title: Sicily in the eighth and ninth centuries: a case of economic continuity in the Byzantine and early Islamic periods.
- November 2011 (Cambridge, UK): Invited seminar. D-Caucus Seminars, Archaeology (Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge). Seminar title: New light on the Roman peasants: fresh evidence from the Roman Peasant Project (Cinigiano, Tuscany).
- March 2011 (Sheffield, UK): Invited lecture. Lunchtime lectures (University of Sheffield). Lecture title: The Philosophiana-Sofiana project and inland Sicily: regional economy and settlement patterns in the 1st millennium AD.
- March 2011 (Norwich, UK): Invited lecture. World Art Research Seminars (University of East Anglia). Lecture title: The Philosophiana-Sofiana project and inland Sicily: regional economy and settlement patterns in the 1st millennium AD.
- November 2010 (Philadelphia, USA): Invited lecture. AAMW lunch seminars. Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Lecture title: Between East and West: Philosophiana-Sofiana and Sicily in the longue durée.
- November 2009 (Cambridge, UK): Lecture at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research (University of Cambridge). Title of the lecture: Settlement and Ceramics in Southern Tuscany: An Overview of a Sample Territory in the Grosseto Province (200-1200 AD).