Dr Alessio Baldini

Dr Alessio Baldini


I graduated in Italian literature from the University of Siena (2003), where I later completed a MA (2008) and a Doctorate (2009) in Italian literature and literary theory. In 2010 I was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the University for Foreigners of Siena. In 2012, I was appointed Lecturer in Italian at the University of Leeds. In 2016, I became Lecturer in Italian Culture.


  • LCS Senior Admissions Tutor

Research interests

I am a specialist of post-Unification Italian literature and culture. My main research area is modern Italian literature, with a focus on literary theory (literature and ethics; literature and the mind) and comparative literature. I am also interested in modern Italian material culture (the 'Made in Italy', fashion, design, food and wine cultures). 

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  • PhD Italian Literature and Literary Theory
  • MA Italian Literature and Literary Theory
  • BA Italian Literature

Professional memberships

  • Society for Italian Studies
  • Association for the Study of Modern Italy
  • British Comparative Literature Association

Student education

My teaching focuses on Italian language, and modern Italian literature seen in its social and historical context. I also teach language for business and modern Italian material culture (the 'Made in Italy', fashion, design, food and wine cultures).  And I contribute to cross-School teaching in world and comparative literature. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Italian
  • Cultural studies
  • Centre for World Literatures
  • Literary studies
  • LivItaly: Bringing Italian Culture to Yorkshire

Current postgraduate researchers

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>