From 2010 to 2017, I studied the emergence of a literary genre in which the interaction of reader and text is compared to the interaction of organism and environment. The culmination of this research took place in June 2017, when I obtained my PhD (summa cum laude). My thesis is in open-access, and you can download it.
In 2013-2014, I spent twelve months at the Australian National University in Canberra thanks to a grant from the Swiss National Foundation for Science. In the School of History of ANU, I studied environmental history, environmental attitudes, and I began drafting the foundations of a method for reading and interpreting environmental metafiction.
Alongside my doctoral thesis, I have actively participated in numerous national and international conferences, and I have published several articles or cchapters on topics linked to my research.