Sara Massafra is a PhD student and teaching assistant at Istituto di studi italiani (ISI) at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI). Currently, she is working on her doctoral dissertation focusing on Andrea Zanzotto's poetry in relationship with ecocriticism and environmental humanities. Sara's research interests include contemporary literature and philosophy, in light of cultural studies and ecocriticism. Sara is the author of essays on Italo Calvino, Carlo Emilio Gadda in light of G. W. Leibniz' philosophy, Luciano Berio, the Oulipo movement, Raymond Quenau and George Perec. Sara Massafra holds a Master degree in Lingua, letteratura e civiltà italiana obtained at USI and a Bachelor degree in Modern Literature from Università degli studi di Milano (UNIMI). She has published a series of journalistic articles about her research interests, including bylines in Il Tascabile and Minima&Moralia.