Since 2014 Agnese Silvestri is a Assistant Professor at the DIPSUM (Human Studies Department). She teaches French Literature (L-lin/03) at the Foreign Languages and Literatures Course. Since 2007 she is a member of the committee for the Phd program on “Literary, linguistic and historical studies”. In august 2018, she obtained the National Scientific Habilitation for Full Professorship.
In 1999 she obtained a Phd in History of modern societies (University of Rome – La Sapienza) and she was awarded a scholarship at the University of Roma Tre. In 2002-2003 she lead post-doctoral research at « Université Catholique de Louvain » where she worked as a visiting researcher.  From 2003 to 2006, she continued her post-doctoral research at the Foreign Languages and Literature Department of the University of Salerno.
She is a member of GIRB (Groupe international de recherches balzaciennes) ; « Centre de recherche Jacques Seebacher » (Université Paris Diderot-Paris7) ; She is the SERD (Société des études romantiques et dix-neuviémistes) correspondent for Italy. Member of the SUSLLF, of the Seminario di Filologia francese, of the Associazione Sigismondo Malatesta.
She is interested in the relationship between literary creation and historical memory and ideology in XIXth-XXth century. Her research focuses on Honoré de Balzac, George Sand, role of intellectuals, WW1 literature, Roger Caillois, René Kalisky’s dramatic works.
Her René Kalisky, une poétique de la repetition (Peter Lang, 2006) has been recommended by the Saint-Vincent Prix Giury (2009).