October 2019 - present: Post-doctoral fellow, supported by Forschungskredit (University of Zurich), Dept. of Comparative Language Science and Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language (ISLE)
February 2017 - September 2019: Post-doctoral researcher, Brain and Language Research Institute, LPL (Laboratoire Parole et Langage) and LPC (Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive) - University of Aix-Marseille, France. Field of Research: A Comparative Approach to the Study of Vocal Communication in Humans and Baboons (Papio anubis).
October 2014 - January 2017: Post-doctoral researcher, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. Field of Research: The Evolution of Cognition and Communication. Fellowship from the ERC start grant “ABACUS” (awarded to B. de Boer).
December 2012 - August 2014: Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, Austria. Field of Research: Sound modulation, pattern perception and cognitive biases in word learning across visual contexts. Fellowship from the Austrian government (University of Vienna).
January 2012 - November 2012: Associate Post-doctoral Researcher (Freier Dienstvertrag), Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, Austria. Field of Research: The Role of Prosody in Word Learning Fellowship from the ERC advanced grant “SOMACCA” (awarded to W. T. Fitch).
Visiting Scholar Fellowships
January-February, May-June 2017: Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Language and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Field of Research: Language Evolution and Interaction.
August 2014 - September 2014: Post-doctoral researcher, Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany. Field of Research: Cognition and Communication in Animals. Fellowship from the German government (Ruhr University Bochum).
September 2010 - December 2011: Visiting doctoral researcher, Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, Austria. Field of Research: Syntax, Prosody and Music: An empirical approach to the Origins of Verbal Language.
2009-2011: Doctor of Philosophy
Address: Philosophy of Language and Mind, University of Palermo, Italy. Supervisor: Prof. Marco Carapezza (University of Palermo).
2005-2008: Master of Arts
Address: Philosophy and History of Ideas (Linguistic-epistemological curriculum). Graduating summa cum laude - University of Palermo, Italy.
2002-2005: Bachelor of Arts
Address: Philosophy of Knowledge and Communication. Graduating summa cum laude - University of Palermo, Italy.