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Gabriele Paleari

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)
History, Languages and International Studies


Gabriele teaches Italian on the University Language Programme, teaching from beginner to advanced.

Career overview

Prior to his appointment at NTU, Gabriele worked for many years in business as a sole trader and in retail.

Research areas

Gabriele’s research focuses on parts of Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro. In 2017 he gained his PhD in cultural studies at NTU. His research falls into diverse and complementary areas of interest such as literature written in Italian by Swiss, Slovenian, Croatian, and Montenegrin authors, history, heritage studies, symbols, food and wine cultures, and architecture.

External activity

In 2017 Gabriele gave a series of public lectures about "AlterItà" in Bellinzona and Brusio, Switzerland. A recording of the Brusio talk is available at the following address:

Since 2010 Gabriele has given interviews to radio and TV stations in Switzerland (RSI Rete Uno in 2010, 2013, and 2017, RSI La Uno in 2014), Italy (Radio Meneghina in 2011 and 2012) and Montenegro (Skala Radio in 2010). Additionally, he has broadcast and recorded two live radio programmes about Swiss writers in 2011 and 2012 (Radio Meneghina).


Forthcoming (book) Gabriele Paleari, AlterItà: culture ‘italiane’ indigene dell’Istria, della Dalmazia, delle Bocche di Cattaro e del Grigioni italiano: fragilità, vitalità e legami.

Forthcoming (paper) Gabriele Paleari:Autochthonous “Italianness” beyond Italy’s national border in Istria, Dalmatia, the Mouths of Cattaro, and the Italian Grisons. In Ricerche Sociali, December 2017, Centro Ricerche Storiche Rovigno (Croatia).

(book chapter) Gabriele Paleari (2017), Memory, Italianness, and borders in Istria in the literary work of Roberta Dubac. In Maja Mikula (ed.), Remembering Home in a Time of Mobility. Memory, Nostalgia and Melancholy. Cambridge Scholars: Newcastle Upon Tyne, pp. 35-52.

(paper) Gabriele Paleari, Altre Italie: culture "italiane" indigene oltre il confine della nazione. In Quaderni Grigionitaliani, 2012, pp. 36-52