Viola is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Italian at the University of California, Los Angeles and will graduate in the summer of 2019.
Her research interests include French and Italian fairy tales, the representation of gender in European arts and media, feminist criticism, childhood, environmental humanities, and the publishing market. Viola is also a teacher of Italian language and culture.
So far, Viola's contribution to the Literary Encyclopedia is a profile on Carlo Gozzi and one on Alice Ceresa.