Graduated in Political Science at University of Genoa
Graduated in Political Science at University of Genoa, holds a PhD in Geography of Territorial Planning and Environmental Management at University of Girona (Spain).
She is an associate professor at the Department of Political and International Sciences of University of Genoa and since 2020 she has been vice-coordinator of the Degree Course in Tourism Sciences: Business, Culture and Territory. At University of Genoa she teaches Political and economic geography, Geography of tourism and Geography of cultural heritage and tourism.
Her research interests are focus on tourism, environment, protected areas, cultural heritage and on some aspects of territorial cohesion. She is the author of numerous essays and articles in Italian and foreign scientific journals. She also wrote three volumes: Il turismo di prossimità per (ri)scoprire il territorio italiano in tempi di crisi (2020), I territori culturali in Italia. Geografia e valorizzazione turistica (2018), Turismo e tempo libero nelle aree protette. Il caso di tre parchi regionali genovesi (2007).