Who is SemioSimo

Marie Curie Global Fellow (project COMFECTION, 2019-2021), Simona Stano is Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy and Education Sciences of theUniversity of Turin (UniTo, Italy). She is also the vice-Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Communication (CIRCe).

She holds a PhD in Sciences of Language and Communication from the University of Turin (UniTo, Italy, 2014) and a PhD in Communication Sciences from Lugano University (USI, Switzerland, 2014).

She worked as a Senior Researcher at the International Semiotics Institute (ISI, Lithuania) from 2015 to 2018 and Visiting Researcher at the University of Toronto (UofT, Canada – 2013), Universitat de Barcelona (UB, Spain 2015-2016), Observatorio de la Alimentación (ODELA, Spain – 2015-2016), Kaunas University of Technology (2015-2018) and New York University (United States, 2019-2021).

Prof.Stano deals mainly withsemiotics of culture, food semiotics, body semiotics and communication studies, and has published several papers, edited volumes (including special issues of top semiotic journals such as Semiotica, Signata and Lexia), and monographs (Critique of Pure Nature, in press, 2023; I sensi del cibo. Elementi di semiotica dell'alimentazione, 2018; Eating the Other. Translations of the Culinary Code, 2015) on these topics.

In recent years she has collaborated as lecturer, examiner and supervisor of undergraduate and graduate students with several universities in Italy and abroad. Moreover, she has delivered semiotic and cultural analysis for international agencies and private organisations.