is Senior Lecturer in the Italian Section in the Department of Language Studies at Flinders University. Her primary area of research is the history of Italian migration to South Australia. She has published nationally and internationally and her most well-known publication, with Professor Desmond O'Connor, is Caulonia in the Heart, The story of the settlement in Australia of migrants from a Southern Italian town (2008). She has also published papers on return migration, on the maintenance of Italian traditions and on the bonds that migrants maintain with their homeland. She is also interested in material culture and is currently involved in the Migrants' Belongings Project, a research endeavour that examines the significance of belongings included in the trunks that Italian migrants brought to Australia at the time of their migration in the post-WWII period.