I was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1973. My family moved to Brazil when I was still a child so I grew up mostly in Porto Alegre, Brazil, although going to Argentina to visit the rest of the family every summer for several years. Since then, I have also lived for different periods of time in England, Italy, Germany and the United States. I am currently based in Montreal, Canada, since 2013.
Work and Education
I obtained a BA in Communications at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).
I also have a Specialization in Film-Making from the London Film School, a Master’s degree in English Literature from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) and a PhD in Comparative Literature, also from UFRGS.
I started my career working with advertising and I have worked also for many years as a screenwriter and filmmaker in Brazil, for Otto Desenhos and RBS TV, among others. Since 2008 I have dedicated myself mostly to teaching and translation, as well as occasional freelance writing.
I have taught for four years (2008-2012) as a full-time Lecturer at the Spanish and Portuguese Department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). I have also taught classes for different periods of time at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and at UFRGS. Currently I work as a distant-learning tutor and assistant professor at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC).
I have also worked as a translator for many years for different companies. I speak natively Spanish (Argentina) and Portuguese (Brazil). I am also perfectly fluent in English as I’ve learned the language as a child and lived in English-speaking countries for over 15 years. I can speak well Italian and French too, but German is a challenge.
Film and Writing
I have written for several publications, including the Medieval Magazine (UK), Cultural Weekly (Los Angeles), Zero Hora (Porto Alegre, Brazil) and others. Here are two articles that I published last year: “Sfacciate donne fiorentine: Sumptuary Laws in Florence in the Middle Ages” and “Praying for Food: Italian Famines in the 1300s“.
My latest works with film have been the short film “Magdalene” (2019), the stop-motion animation “Puppen” (2017), co-directed with Lavinia Chianello, and the screenplay for the Brazilian feature animation movie “Until Sbornia do Us Part” (2013), directed by Otto Guerra and Ennio Torresan.