Faculty News

Professor Silvia Scarpa Chairs Webinar on “Human Trafficking and Covid-19: What Next?”  

Professor Silvia Scarpa Chairs Webinar on “Human Trafficking and Covid-19: What Next?”  

John Cabot University Political Science Professor Silvia Scarpa chaired a webinar organized by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) on “Human Trafficking and Covid-19: What Next?” on July 14, 2020.  

Italy Starts 2020 Announces Winners of Best Start-Up Business Plan

Italy Starts 2020 Announces Winners of Best Start-Up Business Plan

John Cabot University held the 4th Edition of Italy Starts, a Peer-to-Peer Entrepreneurship Mentoring Program, for the first time completely in remote. This program is normally held in-person at JCU, but in true entrepreneurial spirit, the challenges presented by the Covid-19 emergency were met with an innovative response.

Professor Kwame Phillips on Black Radical Thought in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Professor Kwame Phillips on Black Radical Thought in the 19th and 20th Centuries

John Cabot University Communications Professor Kwame Phillips co-authored a chapter in the book Futures of Black Radicalism (Verso, 2017). The other author is Dr. Shana L. Redmond, scholar and activist.

Prof. Eleonora Diamanti Part of Scientific Committee of International Conference on Night Studies

Prof. Eleonora Diamanti Part of Scientific Committee of International Conference on Night Studies

John Cabot University Communications Professor Eleonora Diamanti will be part of the scientific committee of the upcoming 1st International Conference on Night Studies, organized in Lisbon and held online on July 2-4, 2020.

(How) Will We Vote? Questions and Doubts on November 3rd Election

(How) Will We Vote? Questions and Doubts on November 3rd Election

The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs hosted a roundtable discussion (in remote) called (How) Will We Vote? Questions and Doubts About The November 3rd Election, on June 11, 2020.

JCU Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner on Posthuman Philosophies 

JCU Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner on Posthuman Philosophies 

JCU Philosophy Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was invited to write an article on posthuman philosophies for the most recent issue of the Italian magazine 'Civiltà delle macchine.'

Exploring Networked Identities: Reflections by Students During Lockdown

Exploring Networked Identities: Reflections by Students During Lockdown

When the Italian government issued an order for the entire country to go under a strict lockdown on March 9, 2020, in an attempt to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, people had to get creative to get on with their personal and professional lives. During the quarantine, Communications Professor Donatella Della Ratta, who teaches, among other things, a course called ‘Selfies and Beyond: Exploring Networked Identities’ found herself having to rethink the way in which she conducted the class. 

Professor Antonio Lopez Co-edits Journal Issue on Ecomedia Literacy

Professor Antonio Lopez Co-edits Journal Issue on Ecomedia Literacy

JCU Communications Professor Antonio Lopez, leading international expert on media literacy education, co-edited a special issue on ecomedia literacy co-published by the Journal of Sustainability Education and the Journal of Media Literacy

Meet Class of 2020 Valedictorian Jacopo Olmo Antinori

Meet Class of 2020 Valedictorian Jacopo Olmo Antinori

John Cabot University’s Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs Mary Merva is pleased to announce the Valedictorian for the Class of 2020, Jacopo Olmo Antinori.

REGENERATION Expanded Cinema Student Exhibit: May 8

REGENERATION Expanded Cinema Student Exhibit: May 8

The students of Expanded Cinema have explored approaches to listening, observing, and recording through audiovisual projects that intermix documentary, fiction, and abstract modes of filmmaking. In response to the current pandemic, these final student videos investigate the idea of Regeneration during a time of quarantine through their understanding of expanded cinema.

The Silence of Others: JCU Screens Documentary on Victims of Franco’s Regime

The Silence of Others: JCU Screens Documentary on Victims of Franco’s Regime

John Cabot University welcomed directors Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar for a screening of their award-winning 2018 documentary The Silence of Others on February 12, 2020.

Visual Economies in the Networked Era: Professor Donatella Della Ratta

Visual Economies in the Networked Era: Professor Donatella Della Ratta

John Cabot University’s Communications Professor Donatella Della Ratta was invited to present her talk Right, Click, Remove at The Centre on Social Movement Studies (Cosmos) in Florence.

Studying Humanity Through Time: History Professor Fabrizio Conti

Studying Humanity Through Time: History Professor Fabrizio Conti

History Professor Fabrizio Conti studied at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and earned his Ph.D. in History and Medieval Studies from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. He currently teaches The Birth of Medieval Europe, Historical and Philosophical Aspects of the Italian Renaissance, and The Popes of Rome at JCU.

Feasting on Words: English Professor Alex Gregor

Feasting on Words: English Professor Alex Gregor

Professor Alex Gregor was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He teaches in the Department of English Language and Literature at John Cabot University and is one of the founding editors of OOMPH! Press, an international literary press publishing contemporary poetry and short prose in translation. A writer and editor, he recently published the poetry collection The Pollen Path (Radioactive Cloud, 2019).

Prof. Federigo Argentieri Contributes to Publication on Contemporary European History

Prof. Federigo Argentieri Contributes to Publication on Contemporary European History

Professor Federigo Argentieri contributed to 'Calendario civile europeo,' a new publication by Donzelli Editore co-authored by 40 scholars.