Current position: From 01.03. 2009: ricercatore confermato. (Awarded tenure as an Assistant Professor). SSD: L-LIN/12 (English Language and Translation). Dipartimento di Civiltà Antiche e Moderne, University of Messina. From 08.08.2014: awarded abilitazione alla II fascia, settore 10/L1 (national qualifying examination as Associate Professor in the area of English Studies).
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Research interests: testing and assessment, multimodal studies, varieties of contemporary English (Creole Studies), corpus-based critical discourse analysis; spoken and written discourse in digital media; computer-mediated interaction.