Arnold Cassola is Professor of Maltese and Comparative Literature at the University of Malta. He has also taught at the Universities of Catania (1981-1983) and Roma "La Sapienza" (1983-1988). He co-founded Alternattiva Demokratika - The Green Party in 1989 and was elected Secretary General of the European Green Party in Brussels (1999-2006) and Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies (2006-2008). He is the author of scores of academic publications and books, amongst which The Biblioteca Vallicelliana "Regole per la lingua maltese" (1992), ll "Mezzo Vocabolario" Maltese-Italiano del '700 (1996), The 1565 Ottoman "Malta Campaign Register" (1998), L'italiano di Malta (1998), The 1565 Great Siege of Malta and Hipolito Sans's "La Maltea" (1999), The Literature of Malta: an example of Unity in Diversity (2000), El Gran Sitio de Malta 1565 (2002), Francesco Vella (1793-1868) - an unsung protagonist of Maltese language development (2003) and Garibaldi, Capuana, Rizzo - due italiani a Malta, un italo-maltese a Tunisi (2007), Lost Maltese newspapers of the 19th Century (2011) and Malta - People, Toponymy, Language (4th Century B.C. - 1600) (2011).
Italo-Maltese cultural relations, History of the Maltese language, Maltese and Comparative Literature, Maltese and Mediterranean Culture, Maltese Studies