Born in Italy and raised bilingually, Andrea has a BA in Arts from the University of Pavia (Italy) and a PhD in Renaissance Studies from the University of Kent at Canterbury (UK). He is currently Cassamarca Associate Professor of Italian Studies at the University of Melbourne and Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Arts at Melbourne. He has served in this role for two years.
He has taught several interdisciplinary HASS subjects and programs, often team-taught with colleagues from linguistics, visual studies, sociology, and medicine. In the last three years, Andrea has been involved in queering the curriculum in his Faculty, with a particular attention to inclusivity in language learning programs.