is associate professor in Italian Culture and Translation at the Faculty of Arts, KU Leuven, Campus Antwerp. She has published articles on Italian culture and literature/graphic narratives, cultural memory, transmediality and adaptation. As the promoter of the Éxodocs project, she studies the representation of migration in contemporary documentaries (éxodocs.com). She co-edited Piccole finzioni con importanza. Valori della narrativa italiana contemporanea (Ravenna, Longo, 1993) and Noir de noir (Brussels, Peter Lang, 2010). She is also co-editor of Incontri. Rivista europea di studi italiani and the Moving Texts Series (Peter Lang).