About me


My name is Viviana Tagliaferri. I was born in Frosinone, Italy.
Since the beginning of my career, I have shown initiative and independent thinking in pursuing an international academic path, as I strongly believe in the necessity of being exposed to an international academic environment to reach excellence in research.
After the completion of my Ph.D. at the University of Florence, I was active first in the United Kingdom as a Visiting Fellow and Research Assistant, and afterwards in Greece as a Postdoctoral Researcher.
From 2011-12, I was a Visiting Scholar at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS – London) in the Department of Turkish Studies and, as of 2012, a Research Assistant at Royal Halloway (London).
During 2012-2013, I was Research Fellow at King’s College London, and in 2013 Fellow at the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, starting my affiliation with the Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS) on Crete that I maintained while IKY (2013-14) and IPEP Fellow (2015-16).
I have always demonstrated the ability of adapting to new academic environments and in gaining fluency in the local languages of my residency.
Complementing my postdoctoral career path, I maintain a dynamic profile in the publication of my research and in promoting my work at international conferences and invited lectures.
My activity between 2012-16 consists of three articles in peer-reviewed journals, two forthcoming articles, and nine talks.
In 2017, I will publish a monograph built upon my Ph.D. with Aghate. My research activity is strongly marked by two trends, i.e. an interest in the changing mentalities of cultural overlapping in places and periods, and the focus on the Mediterranean as a comprehensive border place.