Faculty News

Rediscovering Donnacirco, the First Italian Feminist Album

Rediscovering Donnacirco, the First Italian Feminist Album

Donnacirco is the name of the first feminist album ever made in Italy, composed in 1974 but unfortunately never released. After almost 50 years, 12 female musicians and performers have decided to join forces and re-record the album, which tells of women’s existence in the Seventies, through the metaphor of the circus.

All Things Italian: Professor James Schwarten

All Things Italian: Professor James Schwarten

Professor James Schwarten recently contributed an article to Binario 95’s winter issue of Shaker, in which he explained the approach he adopts in discussing the topic of homelessness with students. Professor Schwarten teaches courses in Italian Studies and sociology.

Photography as a Way of Life: Professor Paolo Soriani

Photography as a Way of Life: Professor Paolo Soriani

Professor Paolo Soriani is a professional photographer who focuses on portraits and fashion. He recently received an Honorable Mention in the Annual Photography Awards’ Portrait Series for his work “Take a brush and paint your music.”

Professor Jākobsone Bellomi on Country Brand As Mission to Solve Global Problems

Professor Jākobsone Bellomi on Country Brand As Mission to Solve Global Problems

In January 2021, Business Professor Ieva Jākobsone Bellomi was nominated as the first diaspora representative at the Latvian Governmental Country Branding Advisory Committee.

Philosophy Professor Stefan Sorgner Interviewed by Philosophy Now

Philosophy Professor Stefan Sorgner Interviewed by Philosophy Now

JCU Philosophy Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was recently interviewed by the Philosophy Now journal about his new book On Transhumanism (Penn State University Press, 2020).

Professor Riccardo Maiolini on Digitalization of Social Enterprises

Professor Riccardo Maiolini on Digitalization of Social Enterprises

Recently, Italy’s most famous nonprofit journal Vita published an article dedicated to the transformative research that Professor Maiolini conducted with two colleagues from the University of Bologna regarding the digitalization of social enterprises.

Professor Seth Jaffe on America, China, and the Thucydides Trap

Professor Seth Jaffe on America, China, and the Thucydides Trap

A scholar of Thucydides as well as of American foreign policy, Dr. Seth N. Jaffe is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at John Cabot University and the author of Thucydides on the Outbreak of War: Character and Contest (Oxford University Press, 2017).

Board Diversity and Company Performance: Professor Barbara Sveva Magnanelli

Board Diversity and Company Performance: Professor Barbara Sveva Magnanelli

Professor Barbara Sveva Magnanelli holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Management with a specialization in Accounting from LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, Italy. Professor Magnanelli teaches Accounting and Management at JCU.   

Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Publishes New Book On Transhumanism

Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Publishes New Book On Transhumanism

JCU Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner published a new book titled On Transhumanism (Penn State University Press, 2020), intended both for students of posthumanist philosophy and for general audiences interested in learning about the transhumanist movement.

Professors Harris and Driessen Comment on Capitol Hill Breach for Italian Media  

Professors Harris and Driessen Comment on Capitol Hill Breach for Italian Media  

Professors Pamela Harris and Michael Driessen were interviewed by the Italian media on the recent breach of Capitol Hill.

“Adopt a Firm:” a Hands-On Experience for Public Relations Students

“Adopt a Firm:” a Hands-On Experience for Public Relations Students

In order to overcome the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic during this past Fall, Business Communications Professor Michèle Favorite created the “Adopt a Firm” project for her Public Relations class – BUS 320.  

Professor Fabrizio Conti to Direct Summer School on Witchcraft at Central European University

Professor Fabrizio Conti to Direct Summer School on Witchcraft at Central European University

Professor Fabrizio Conti will direct a summer school on ‘Witchcraft Across Classical, Medieval, and Early-Modern Cultures in Europe,’ which will be held at the Central European University  in Budapest, Hungary, in July 2021.

Civilizations of the Supernatural: A New Book Edited by Professor Fabrizio Conti

Civilizations of the Supernatural: A New Book Edited by Professor Fabrizio Conti

Professor Fabrizio Conti has edited a book titled Civilizations of the Supernatural: Witchcraft, Ritual, and Religious Experience in Late Antique, Medieval, and Renaissance Traditions, published in November 2020 by Trivent Publishing, Budapest.

What Makes a Good Ad – Business Professor Tetyana Kholod

What Makes a Good Ad – Business Professor Tetyana Kholod

Originally from Vinnytsia, Ukraine, Professor Tetyana Kholod holds an MBA and a Ph.D. in Business Management from the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. She is Lecturer in Business and Management at JCU.

Witchcraft Throughout History: A Lecture by Fabrizio Conti

Witchcraft Throughout History: A Lecture by Fabrizio Conti

John Cabot University's History and Humanities Department launched the “Humanisms and Beyond Lecture Series” with an online talk by History Professor Fabrizio Conti called “Classical Roots of Beliefs in Witchcraft: A Multidisciplinary Liberal Arts Topic.”