Faculty News

Professor Moira Egan Wins Prestigious Poetry Translation Prize

Professor Moira Egan Wins Prestigious Poetry Translation Prize

JCU Creative Writing Professor Moira Egan has won the 2023 Raiziss/De Palchi Fellowship of the Academy of American Poets for her translation of Letters of Black Fire by Italian poet Giorgiomaria Cornelio.

Professor Aidan Fadden Publishes Three New Poems

Professor Aidan Fadden Publishes Three New Poems

JCU professor Aidan Fadden published three poems last September, in issue 89 of The Cannon's Mouth, the quarterly journal of Birmingham (UK) poets.

Fragments of a Life Loved: Professor Chloé Barreau Presents Film at Venice Film Festival

Fragments of a Life Loved: Professor Chloé Barreau Presents Film at Venice Film Festival

Professor Chloé Barreau presented her documentary film "Frammenti di un percorso amoroso" at the 80th Venice Film Festival.

Professors Antonio Lopez and Miriam Tola Co-edit Routledge Handbook of Ecomedia Studies

Professors Antonio Lopez and Miriam Tola Co-edit Routledge Handbook of Ecomedia Studies

John Cabot University Communications and Media Studies Professors Antonio Lopez and Miriam Tola co-edited The Routledge Handbook of Ecomedia Studies (Routledge, 2023), which was released in September as an open-access e-book, as well as a regular print version.

Unpacking Politics and Digital Humanities: Professor Bogdan Popescu

Unpacking Politics and Digital Humanities: Professor Bogdan Popescu

Professor Bogdan Popescu joined JCU’s Department of Political Science and International Affairs in Spring 2023. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.

Humanisms and Beyond: JCU Professors Conti and Sorgner Present Book at JCU

Humanisms and Beyond: JCU Professors Conti and Sorgner Present Book at JCU

On June 20, 2023, the presentation of the volume Humanism and Beyond, co-edited by Professors Conti and Sorgner was held at JCU.

JCU Welcomes New Communications Professor Anthony Stagliano

JCU Welcomes New Communications Professor Anthony Stagliano

Meet Professor Anthony Stagliano, a media theorist and filmmaker who joined JCU’s Communication and Media Studies Department in Fall 2023.

JCU Announces 2022-2023 Faculty Development Awards

JCU Announces 2022-2023 Faculty Development Awards

John Cabot University’s Dean of Academic Affairs Stefano Arnone is pleased to announce the JCU Faculty Development Funds (FDC) awarded for the academic year 2022-2023

Professor Carola Salvi Publishes Study on Link Between Social and Cognitive Rigidity

Professor Carola Salvi Publishes Study on Link Between Social and Cognitive Rigidity

Professor Carola Salvi recently co-authored a study that shows a strong connection between social rigidity and cognitive rigidity.

Professor Lyal S. Sunga Invited to Conduct Workshop in Armenia

Professor Lyal S. Sunga Invited to Conduct Workshop in Armenia

In early June 2023, Professor Lyal S. Sunga was invited to conduct a workshop for judges from all levels of the Armenian criminal courts.

John Cabot University Mourns Loss of Beloved Professor Emeritus Antonietta Scioti 

John Cabot University Mourns Loss of Beloved Professor Emeritus Antonietta Scioti 

It is with deep sadness that John Cabot University announces the passing of beloved Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Antonietta Scioti, who taught at JCU from 1980 to 2013. 

JCU Co-hosts Inaugural Rome Summer Seminars on Religion and Global Politics

JCU Co-hosts Inaugural Rome Summer Seminars on Religion and Global Politics

The two-week program welcomed 17 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows working at the intersection of religious studies and international affairs for a full schedule of writing workshops, graduate seminars, public events.

JCU Presents John Cabot University – The First 50 Years Book

JCU Presents John Cabot University – The First 50 Years Book

On June 8, the JCU community came together in the Lemon Tree Courtyard of the Guarini Campus to celebrate the publication of the book John Cabot University – The First 50 Years.

How Your Mind Works:  Meet Professor Elisa Puvia

How Your Mind Works: Meet Professor Elisa Puvia

Professor Elisa Puvia joined the JCU Department of Psychological and Social Sciences in 2022. She holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Padua.

Alessandro Signorini Named “Professor of the Year” by Class of 2023

Alessandro Signorini Named “Professor of the Year” by Class of 2023

On May 12, the graduating class of 2023 honored Alessandro Signorini as “Professor of the Year” during the traditional Gala Dinner at Rome’s Villa Miani.

Professor Fabrizio Conti to Author Textbook with Routledge

Professor Fabrizio Conti to Author Textbook with Routledge

History Professor Fabrizio Conti was recently asked to write a student textbook by the British publisher Routledge, and his book idea was accepted by the editorial board after the peer review process.

Humanisms and Beyond: A Collection of Essays Coedited by JCU Professors Conti and Sorgner

Humanisms and Beyond: A Collection of Essays Coedited by JCU Professors Conti and Sorgner

JCU Professors Fabrizio Conti and Stefan Lorenz Sorgner recently coedited a collection of essays called Humanisms and Beyond: Past, Present, and Future of the Humanities in Liberal Arts Education

The Painting is a Place: New Exhibition by Professor Emeritus Peter Flaccus

The Painting is a Place: New Exhibition by Professor Emeritus Peter Flaccus

JCU Professor Emeritus of Studio Art Peter Flaccus’ new exhibition The Painting is a Place opened on April 6 at Palazzo Merulana in Rome and will run until May 21, 2023.

Professor Eleonora Diamanti Edits Special Issue of Ethnologies Journal

Professor Eleonora Diamanti Edits Special Issue of Ethnologies Journal

Professor Eleonora Diamanti guest edited a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal Ethnologies with Dr. Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier (University of Victoria) on the theme of “nocturnal ethnographies.”

Professor Jenn Lindsay on Documentary Film as Interreligious Dialogue

Professor Jenn Lindsay on Documentary Film as Interreligious Dialogue

Professor Jenn Lindsay recently published the article "Documentary Film as Interreligious Dialogue: A Cognitive Perspective" in the journal Religions. Prof. Lindsay is a social scientist, documentary filmmaker, and musician whose work explores social diversity, intercultural relations, community building, personal transformation, and social change movements.