A specialist of modern Chinese history and culture, with a focus on comic strips, cinema, and museums. She spent her undergraduate years studying Chinese language and culture at the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari, at the Beijing Foreign Studies University, and at the Sichuan Foreign Studies University. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in 2014 at the Department of History and Civilization in the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. Her dissertation analyses the production of satirical comic strips in Shanghai between the 1930s and the 1960s, and their employment in public history projects in contemporary China. In the ECHOES project, she participates in the work package on City Museums and Multiple Colonial Pasts.