Michele Maiolani recently obtained his PhD in Italian at the University of Cambridge, where he investigated the relationship between anthropology and literature in the novels of Italo Calvino, Primo Levi, and Gianni Celati. He is currently a Postdoctoral Affiliate at the MMLL Department of the University of Cambridge. He has written extensively on the Italian post-war novel, publishing several articles and book chapters on authors like Primo Levi, Calvino, Sciascia, Bianciardi, Camilleri, and Fo. As a Visiting Fellow of the ILCS Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory he will carry out a project entitled 'Postcolonial Holocausts? Indigenous Cultural and Ecological Extinctions in Primo Levi’s Work'. This project aims to investigate Primo Levi's fictional short stories representing non-Western indigenous cultures from the joint perspectives of Postcolonial Studies, Holocaust Studies and Ecocriticism.