Department of Visualization
Education: B.A. summa cum laude, Department of Classics, Ancient History, and Archaeology, Universita' di Urbino, Italy (2005); M.A. Nautical Archaeology Program, Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M University (2010); Ph.D., Nautical Archaeology Program, Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M University (2014).
Interest: Classical Archaeology; Visual and material culture of the Mediterranean; Underwater archaeology; Maritime history of the Mediterranean (and in particular, of Italy) from the Classical Period to the Early Modern Time; History of Technology (with emphasis on naval and maritime technology during the Renaissance and the recovery of Classical tradition in naval architecture and ship design); cartography; seamanship; maritime trade and networks; maritime law; astronomical navigation and tools; mathematical sciences applied to ship design; naval architecture; mechanics applied to naval architecture.