DR Cristiana Palmieri
BA Hons MA Education (Bologna), PhD (Sydney)
Cristiana is a research affiliate within the Department of Italian Studies, School of Languages and Cultures, where she completed her PhD in 2015. Her research interests are in Adult Education and Sociolinguistics and her current research focuses on adult second language learning motivation and identity. Cristiana graduated with a B.A. (Hons) in Political Sciences (Laurea in Scienze Politiche) from the University of Bologna (Italy), majoring in Sociology and Organisational Psychology. She then completed a Master’s Degree in Adult Education. Cristiana worked for 6 years as Adjunct Lecturer for the Chair of Organisational Psychology at the University of Bologna, researching on adult education, group dynamics and organisational climate. Since 2008 Cristiana has been teaching Italian and Sociology to undergraduate students at The University of Sydney and Italian language and culture at the WEA College.