She is one of most accredited opinion leaders in international eco-criticism. She teaches comparative literature at the Univeristy of Turin. A former Alexander von Humbolt Scholar, she is widely sought as plenary speaker and visiting scholar. From 2008 to 2010 she was president of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment; since 2013 she is coordinator of the International Study Group on Environmental Humanities, University of Turin. She has authored Filosofie dell’ambiente (Carocci, 2004), Ecologia letteraria (Ed. Ambiente, 2006), Material Ecocriticism (Indiana University Press, 2014), and Environmental Humanities: Voices from the Anthropocene (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), both with S. Oppermann, and ContaminAzioni ecologiche (Led, 2015, with D. Fargione). Ecocriticism and Italy: Ecology, Resistance, and Liberation (Bloomsbury, 2016) was awarded the 2016 Book Prize of the American Association for Italian Studies. She has been invited to speak about eco-criticism and environmental culture at festivals, public events, and programs broadcast on Rai Tre, Rai Scuola, and Radio Tre.