Filippo is interested in multilingualism, forced migration and refugees as well as notions of identity and belonging. He is author of The Dynamics of Language Obsolescence (2016, Steiner), which explores questions of language and identity in the context of German refugees immediately after the Second World War.
He is affiliated with the School of Humanities, where he has led on the establishment of the first Confucius Institute in the West Midlands and served as Associate Head of School. He contributes to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the areas of forced migration and German, and manages the popular International Visiting Scholars programme.
Filippo is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy