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Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Università Federico II, Naples (dept. of Humanities).
Ph.D. History and Analysis of Musical Cultures at La Sapienza University, Rome (Department of Linguistics and Antropology studies – Faculty of Letters and Philosophy).
Previous teaching activity at Roma Tre and University for Foreign Students, Perugia.
Field of research: social history of music. Some topics are free jazz; early sound reproduction era in relation to popular music production and the Italian diaspora.
Fields of interest: models of production and consumption and inter-generation relations through music; transnational distribution circuits; contemporary underground pop and rock’n’roll scene in the era of globalization.
Fulbright Researcher at the Calandra Institute (CUNY) in 2002. Scholarship holder for the creation of LESMU - Lexicon of Italian musical literature 1490-1950, PRIN 2004-05.
Specialization diploma with grant for Musicologists of Afro-American Music at Siena Jazz School of Music.
Project activities: music curator for the exhibition Enrico Caruso, da Napoli a New York - MANN Museo Archeologico, Napoli. Music consultant for the exhibition Napoli Liberty. N'aria 'e primmavera”, a cura di Luisa Martorelli e Fernando Mazzocca, Gallerie d’Italia – Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, Napoli.
Metamorphic Songs. Creation and coordination of the cultural exchange project on the traditional music between Naples and Istanbul funded by the Goethe Institut.
Muto a Napoli, soundtrack project for Neapolitan silent films from the 1920s in collaboration with the Asta Nielsen Film Archive, Frankfurt (Germany).
Lectures keeping in the European and American institutions and universities (CUNY Graduate Center, NYC; St John's College, Oxford, UK; Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main Institut für Theater-, Filmund Medienwissenschaft, Germany; Debrecen University, Hungary; Istituto di Studi Americani, Roma; DAMS, Laboratori del Dipartimento di Musica e Spettacolo, Università di Bologna).
Member of the board commission Radio Rai Archivio Sonoro della Canzone Napoletana.
Member of the board Commission Associazione Alessandro Scarlatti, Napoli.
Member of the Centro Studi Canzone Napoletana- Fondazione Roberto Murolo/Università Federico II.
Works as a free-lance music journalist for Il Manifesto, Alias.
Author of Italian Birds Of Passage: the diaspora of Neapolitan Musicians in New York (Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2014); Mixed by Erry (Ad est dell’equatore, Napoli, 2023). The book has been adapted as the script of the film Mixed by Erry (Rai Cinema/Netflix, 2023).

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