Faculty News

Professor Sorgner Judges at the Austrian Governmental Award Patent 2018

JCU Philosophy Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was invited to being a jury member by the Austrian patent agency to vote for the most innovative inventions of 2018.

A Leap of Empathy: Psychology Professor Elaine Luti

Elaine Luti is the Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at JCU. She is also a practicing psychoanalyst and psychotherapist, and a member of the International Association of Relational Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, the International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, and the Guild of Psychotherapists.

Professor Vanda Wilcox Edits Italy in the Era of the Great War

Professor Vanda Wilcox has published a new edited collection of 18 essays entitled "Italy in the Era of the Great War" (Brill, 2018).

JCU Communications Professors Participate in International Journalism Festival

On April 12, JCU Communications professors Donatella Della Ratta and Marco Ferrari participated in the International Festival of Journalism in Perugia, Italy.

The Arab Archive: Mediated Memories and Digital Flows

The Arab Archive: Mediated Memories and Digital Flows is a two-day workshop that examines the political economy of the Arab Image, and reflects upon the materiality, ethics, and aesthetics of filming, distributing and archiving post-2011.

Humanities Regained: English Professor Shannon Russell

Shannon Russell is Associate Professor of English Literature and Chair of the Department of English Language and Literature at JCU. She specializes in eighteenth and nineteenth-century fiction with interests in gender, class, and race, scientific discourse, Victorian technologies, and visual representations in the nineteenth century periodical press.

Professor Nefeli Misuraca Analyzes Hitchcock’s Psycho

In her lecture, Prof. Misuraca showcased all the tricks and artistry of Alfred Hitchcock, creator of a whole cinema genre and major influencer for all the other films shot after him.

Professor Fabrizio Conti to Lecture at Sewanee University

Dr. Fabrizio Conti, Lecturer in History at JCU, has been invited to Sewanee the University of the South (TN) to give a lecture and present at the annual medieval conference on April 12-13.

La Roma di Mamma Roma: A New Book by Professor Federica Capoferri

Federica Capoferri, Associate Professor of Italian language and literature, recently published her new book, "La Roma di Mamma Roma" (Rome: Palombi).

Professor Bridget Welsh Discusses Upcoming Elections in Malaysia

As Malaysia prepares for its contentious 14th General Elections, Malaysia expert and John Cabot Associate Professor of Political Science Bridget Welsh, discusses the country's electoral playing field.

Shaping the Future of an Inclusive Digital Society: Professor Stefan Sorgner

JCU Philosophy Professor Stefan Sorgner was invited as one of two keynote speakers at the Global Solutions (GS) Taipei Workshop 2018 with the overarching theme “Shaping the Future of an Inclusive Digital Society”.

Italian Work Culture: JCU Students Participate in Nobilita Festival in Bologna

Students of Professor Antonella Salvatore’s course “Professional Skills for Career Development” participated in Nobilita – Festival del Lavoro, Bologna, Italy, on March 23. The event was aimed at investigating the work culture in Italy.

Professor Welsh Participates in 21st Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference

Professor Bridget Welsh was invited to discuss the current Southeast Asian political environment at the 21st Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference.

New Project by Professor Mike Watson: The Revolution Will Be Live-Streamed

On March 24, Communications professor Mike Watson will present The Revolution Will be Live-Streamed, an exhibition in Palermo, Italy, featuring an audiovisual installation together with multimedia works. This project is an anticipation of Politics of Dissonance - a festival of sound, noise, political video, and VJ performance - selected an official collateral event of Manifesta 12.

Professor Michael Driessen Wins Prestigious Jean Monnet Fellowship

John Cabot University is pleased to announce that Professor Michael Driessen has won the prestigious Jean Monnet Fellowship to continue research on interreligious dialogue at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy.