Born in Rome, and raised between Rome and San Diego (CA), Mattia holds a double B.A. in Communications and English Literature from JCU and an M.Phil. in Children Literature from Trinity College, Dublin. His research fields are children’s literature and cultural theory. He has dedicated specific attention to Lewis Carroll’s Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Sylvie and Bruno, working with Dr. Jane S. Carroll on narrative space and time in these novels. Mattia’s other areas of interest revolve around 20th century counter-cultural literature, the art of English composition and intersections between prose and jazz music.