After her MA (summa cum laude) in Asian Studies from the University of Venice “Ca’ Foscari”, Anna has been the recipient of a 5 years research grant from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for graduate studies in Indology. She has spent 5 years in India as a research fellow at the Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Mysore, and in 2015 she has obtained a PhD in Indology with a dissertation on the relationship between dance and sculpture in South Indian temples. During her years in India, Anna has been conducting archaeological fieldwork under the supervision of Dr. M. S. Nagaraja Rao (former director, Archaeological Survey of India) and she has been intensively studying Sanskrit and the traditional texts on Indian arts under the guidance of eminent scholars (H. V. Nagaraja Rao; M. A. Lakshmithathachar). As a research fellow in the Department of Archaeology of the University of Mysore and the Dhvanyaloka Institute for Indian Studies (Mysore), she has been teaching Indian art and archaeology to international students. Since August, 2019, Anna has been a visiting scholar at the Department of Religion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA), where she has been the main instructor for the Graduate Seminar Course (30 hours): “Yoga, Art & the Hindu Temple: Yoga, Dance, Theatre and their Visual Representations in the Temple Art of India”.

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