Network Team

Academic Leads

jo-angouriDr Jo Angouri

Associate Professor, Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick

Research Interests: Dr Angouri is the Warwick Academic Co-Lead for the Network, together with Dr Burns. Dr Angouri’s research sits at the interface of sociolinguistics, pragmatics and discourse analysis. She is interested in the analysis of interaction and the relationship between language, culture and identity. Much of Dr Angouri’s work has focused on professional discourse and she has carried out research in a range of corporate, academic and health care settings.

Dr Jennifer Burns

Associate Professor and Head of Italian Studies, University of Warwick

Research Interests: Dr Burns is the Warwick Academic Co-Lead for the Network, together with Dr Angouri. Dr Burns’ research interests lie primarily in migration literature in Italian, post-war narrative fiction, political and ethical issues in literature, and cinema related to aspects of Italian culture. She has published widely on a range of issues relating to migration and identity.

rita-wilsonProfessor Rita Wilson

Deputy Dean and Associate Dean Graduate Research, Professor of Translations Studies, School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University

Monash-Warwick Associate Professor, Department of Italian, University of Warwick

Prof. Wilson’s research interests are both interdisciplinary and intercultural, combining an interest in literary and translation theories with studies of contemporary Italian literature and culture. Her most recent publications focus on the relationship between translation, migration and the construction of cultural identities.

Project Officer

kerryn-moreyKerryn Morey

International Development Coordinator and MITN Project Administrator, Monash University


Doctoral Fellows

Monash University

Lola Sundin




Basil Cahusac de Caux




University of Warwick

Christina Efthymiadou

Kyoungmi Kim

University of Bologna

Gaia Aragrande

Beatrice Spallaccia

IITB-Monash Research Academy

Sreejata Paul

Anirudh Tagat