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Curriculum vitae

Higher Education


BA in Foreign Literatures and Languages, Istituto Universitario Orientale, Napoli 110/110 e lode (with distinction), 1991


MA in Communications and Technology, Brunel University, UK, 1992



Phd Media and Communications, Goldsmiths' College University of London, 1996


Awards and Fellowships




Grants supporting graduate study abroad, Minister of Higher Education, Italy



Fulbright Scholarship. American Studies Program, New York University, New York, USA.



Leonardo da Vinci Scholarship, NYU, USA



Italian Ministry for Research and Higher Education (MIUR) ‘Rientro cervelli’ (Braindrain programme) research grant ‘La guerra nella mente; soggettività postcoloniali e Internet’ January 2006- December 2008, Universita’ degli Studi di Napoli, l’Orientale.


2017 Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer Chair in Italian Studies, Northwestern University, IL, USA.


2019 Nobel Prize Dialogue Speaker, Santiago, Chile





Visiting Lecturer Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths' College, University of London, UK 1993-1996, (Introduction to Media Studies)


Visiting Lecturer Department of Innovation Studies, University of East London, UK, 1996, (Science and Technology Studies)


Lecturer A in Media Studies, Department of Cultural Studies, University of East London, UK, 1997-2000 ( Introduction to Media Studies; Digital Culture)


Lecturer B in Media, Culture and Film, Department of Sociology, University of Essex, UK, 2000-2006; (Social Theory; Methods in Social Sciences; Digital Media Theory)*


Visiting Professor, Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK, 2013-2014 (Phd seminar courses)


Chair in Italian Studies, Northwestern University, USA (Italian Postcolonial Studies; Italian Marxism and Digital Media, spring term, 2017)


Associate Professor in Sociology of Culture and Communications Università 'L'Orientale' 2008-  (sociologia delle comunicazioni; studi culturali e media; teorie culturali e nuovi media;)


Administrative Responsabilities


2021 University Communication Officer


2018  Departmental 'Public Engagement' Officer


2016- Member of the Research Committee, Dipartimento di Scienze Umane e Sociali, Universtà 'L'Orientale'


2012-2016 Coordinator PhD in Studi Culturali e Postcoloniali del Mondo Anglofono, Dipartimento di Studi Americani, Culturali e Linguistici, Università 'L'Orientale', Napoli


2009-2016 Member Dottorato in Studi Culturali e Postcoloniali del Mondo Anglofono, Dipartimento di Studi Americani, Culturali e Linguistici, Università 'L'Orientale', Napoli


2008-2012: Altre Attività Formative


2003-2004 Student support officer, Department of Sociology, University of Essex


2003-2004 Web officer, Department of Sociology, University of Essex


2002-2003 Director of MA in Sociology of Culture and Media, University of Essex.


2001 Staff representative for the MA in the Sociology of Culture, University of Essex


1998/2000 3rd Year coordinator of the degree in Media Studies, University of East London


1998/2000 Coordinator of the Master of Arts in MA in Multimedia: culture, production, theories,  Department of Cultural Studies, the Department of Innovation Studies, the Multimedia Production Center, and the School of Art and Design), University of East London, UK



International Research Projects


2021- Scientific Board Horizon 2020 Project EUMEPLAT, European media platforms: assessing positive and negative externalities for European culture


2020-  Member AHRC Network Advisory Group: "Law and the Human"


2019- Membro Cost Action CA18136, European Forum for Advanced Practices


2017-2020  local node of the  Immediations network, Concordia University, Montreal Canada, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2011-2019).



Partner 'The Incomputable’, project IZK - Institute for Contemporary Art, Graz University of Technology, finanziato dall'Austrian Science Research Council (2017/2020) directed by Antonia Majaca (IZK), in collaboration with Luciana Parisi (Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths' College, University of London)



MeLa: European Museums in an Age of Migration, finanziato dalla  European Commission under the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities Program (FP7th), coordinator Prof. Iain Chambers, Dipartimento di Scienze Umane e Sociali, 'L'Orientale', Napoli; role: research member.



EU-funded, local coordinator, A Topological Approach to Cultural Dynamics.

(NEST – 043415) Pathfinder Initiative: 2005/2006. Duration: 36 months, This project is supported by funding under the Sixth Framework Programme of the European Union. 2007-2009;



Economic Social Research Council, UK "From the Net to the Web and Beyond: Actors and Interests in the Construction of the Internet" (The Virtual Society? Programme)  (Innovation Studies Department, UEL);


Conferences Organized


2007 International Conference 'Materia Futura/Future Matter', L'Orientale


2019 International Conference 'Sound System Outernational 5: Sounds in the City (with Goldsmiths' College, University of London, UK), L'Orientale 5 aprile 2019


2020 International Conference  “Recursive Colonialisms, Speculative Computation and Artificial Intelligence” (with the Department of Literature, Duke University, UK and Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania)


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