Matteo Pace is a PhD student in Italian and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and a former graduate in Lettere from Sapienza-Università di Roma. His research focuses on an analysis of the medical lexicon and imagery in Medieval vernacular literatures, and the philosophical implications of the concepts of love and nature. He is currently working on his dissertation on the intersections between Medieval medicine, science, and philosophy, and the Italian literature of the XIII and XIV centuries, while contributing to the Dante Digital Project at Columbia University, and teaching Italian language and literature.