Gabriele teaches Italian on the University Language Programme, teaching from beginner to advanced.
Prior to his appointment at NTU, Gabriele worked for many years in business as a sole trader and in retail.
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.
In 2017 Gabriele gave a series of public lectures about “AlterItà” in Bellinzona and Brusio, Switzerland.
Since 2010 Gabriele has given interviews to radio and TV stations in Slovenia (Radio Capodistria in 2018), 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).
2018 (editorial) Nazione: un’idea sbagliata di cui siamo prigionieri? In Il Moesano, giornale online di Mesolcina e Calanca (Switzerland),
2018 (editorial) Ma davvero il patrimonio culturale deve appartenere a uno stato? In Nel Futuro, Web magazine di informazione e cultura (Italy),
2018 Radio interview about cultural piracy, nationalism and language. Radio Capodistria (18 May 2018).
2018 (paper)Gabriele Paleari,Autochthonous “Italianness” beyond Italy’s national border in Istria, Dalmatia, the Mouths of Cattaro, and the Italian
Grisons. In Ricerche Sociali, n. 25, 2018, Centro Ricerche Storiche Rovigno (Croatia), pp. 5-57.
2018 (book) Gabriele Paleari, AlterItà. Saggio sulle culture ‘italiane’ indigene dell’Istria, della Dalmazia, delle Bocche di Cattaro e del Grigioni italiano: vitalità, fragilità e legami. Edizioni Dino e Fausto Isepponi, Poschiavo (Switzerland) (pp. 359).
2017 (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.
2017 Radio interview about language and symbolic power in Switzerland’s Grisons and Istria in Slovenia: Voci del Grigioni italiano, RSI Rete Uno (20 January 2017).
2014 TV interview on Zurich paper broadcast by RSI LA 1 (23 May 2014).
2013 Radio interview on research in Switzerland: Voci del Grigioni italiano, RSI Rete Uno (26 April 2013).
2012 Gabriele Paleari (2012), Altre Italie: culture "italiane" indigene oltre il confine della nazione. In Quaderni Grigionitaliani, PGI, Chur, pp. 36-52.
2012 Radio programme: an off-the-cuff programme about the Swiss writer Massimo Lardi. Milan: Radio Meneghina (20 June 2012).
2010 Radio interview about my research: Voci del Grigioni italiano, RSI Rete Uno (3rd September 2010).