Personal Profile: Highly motivated teacher and researcher. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Good organiser; networking skills. Remaining calm under strict deadlines.

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Education: Secondary School, Liceo Classico, (Italy), 1975-80. Diploma in Classics.

Istituto Universitario Orientale (Italy) 1980-85, BA in English and Modern Languages, (English, German, Spanish) First Class Honors (Summa cum Laude). Dissertation: ‘The Methodologies of Cultural Studies’

University of Sheffield (UK) 1990-91, Degree of Master of Arts in The Language and Philosophy of Criticism. Dissertation: ‘Criticism, Ideology and Deconstruction’. Grant  of the Italian Ministry of Education.

University of Sheffield (UK) 1992-96 Ph.D .in English Literature. Thesis: ‘Fluctuations of Fantasy: Postmodernist Contaminations in Angela Carter's Fiction'. Grant of the Italian Ministry  of Education.

Current Employment: (Since December 1st 2005): Senior Lecturer & Programme Leader in Contemporary Media Theory, Art & Media, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee (UK).

Main duties: Teaching at UG level. UG & PhD Supervision; Research & Dissemination.

Administrative duties: Socrates/Erasmus students exchange programme coordinator for Illustration, Animation and TBA/Digital Film Students (2005-2010);

Member of the following committees: DJCAD Board; DJCAD Learning & Teaching; DJCAD Research Committee; University Senate; Convener of the Academic Standing Committee and Chair of the Academic Council (, Co-Director PhD Studies programme DJCAD.


Areas of current teaching and research: New Media and Digital Communication,  Cinema & New Technologies, Digital Culture, Internet Studies, Video/Net Art, E-textuality.

Previous Employment:

1986-1990 Teaching Assistant, Dept. of English Language & Literature, Istituto Universitario Orientale, (Italy).

1995- 1997 Postdoctoral Leverhulme Research Fellow, Royal Holloway, University of London working on the research project: ‘Imperial Cities: Landscape, Space and Performance in Rome and London (1850-1950)’.

1997-2003 Research Fellow in Visual Culture, School of American & Canadian Studies, University of Nottingham, UK, working on the research project: ‘Literary and Visual representations of Three American Cities 1870s-1930s’. Project’s Web Site

Main duties: Teaching at postgraduate and undergraduate level (see Teaching Portfolio below for details); Research and dissemination; Collaborated to the design of the 3Cities Project Web Site Co-editor and contributor to City Sites: Chicago and New York, 1870s to 1930s, A. Notaro et al eds. Electronic Book; available at Supervision of Undergraduate, MA and PhD Dissertations; Internal PhD examiner; Regular convener of the Urban/Visual Culture(s) Research Seminar; Organiser, in the context of the 3Cities Project, of the Symposium ‘Urban Space and Representation’, Nottingham, 16  May 1998; Organiser, in the context of the 3Cities Project, of the International Conference 'Cities and Representation II', Nottingham, 4-5 April   2003 (Plenary Speaker: Prof. Giuliana Bruno, Harvard University, conference programme at

Administrative duties: Personal Tutor, Socrates, students exchange programme coordinator and personal tutor, European Research Contact for the School of American & Canadian Studies; Director of the Visiting Speakers Programme

2004-2005 Assistant Professor, Television and Digital Media, Radboud University Nijmegen (NL)

Main duties: Teaching: (UG) ‘Digital Art & Culture in a Postmodernist Context’,  ‘Gender, Sexuality and the City’, ‘Visual Culture’; UG & PG Dissertation Supervision; Research and Dissemination

Administrative duties: Socrates/Erasmus programme co-ordinator; first year tutorship programme co-ordinator


University of Nottingham (UK) 1997-2003

Radboud University Nijmegen (NL) 2004-2005

Art & Media
University of Dundee 2005-2011

  • Contemporary Media Theory Level 2
  • Contemporary Media Theory Level 3
  • Contemporary Media Theory Level 4 Dissertations
  • 2011-current
  • Introduction to Critical & Contextual Studies
  • Art & Media Cultures
  • Critical Studies: Introduction to Dissertation
  • Critical Studies: Dissertation
  • APCP Dissertation

Professional Status/Memberships:

(1985-1990) Member of the Italian Association of English Studies (AIA)

(1997-2003) Member of the British Association of American Studies (BAAS)

(1997-2003) Member of the European Association of American Studies (EAAS)

(2005-current) Member of the Media and Communication Association (SMCA)

(2007-current) Member of the American Association of Cultural Studies (ACS)

(2008-current) Member of the Society for Media & Cinema Studies (SMCS)

(2008-current) Member of the Media, Communication & Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA)

(2008-current) Scottish Consortium for Film & Visual Studies

(2009-current) Member of The European Network for Cinema & Media Studies Association) (NECS)

(2009-current) Member of the European Association for Communication Research (ECREA)

(2010-2018) Member of the AHRC Peer Review College;

(2014-current) Carnegie Trust Research Assessor;

(2019-current) Deputy Lead Media & Communication Catalyst SGSAH

(2014-current) International Association for Word and Image Studies IAWIS/AERTI & SWIG (Scottish Word & Image Group)

Expert-Evaluator for the Smart Cities Call (FP7-SMARTCITIES-2013) of FP7's ICT theme. Unit "Smart Cities & Sustainability" Communications Networks, Content & Technology DG European Commission;

Juror for the European Academic Software Award, EASA;

Regular Reviewer for the following academic journals:
Scientific Journals International (SJI). (USA)
Communication, Culture and Critique, (USA)

Journal of Historical Geography (UK)

Associate Editor for the volume of The International Journal of the Book CG Publisher

(2009) International reviewer for the Research Project: The De-Bildung of youth in Italian fictions of uncertainty (1990-2010). Application to FWO (Belgian Research Funding Council), Principal investigator: Prof. Walter Geerts.


(2009) Reviewer/Juror for the ArTe (Art & Technology Competition ( Project supported by the Norwegian Research Council, IDI/NTNU

(2013) Member of the Times Higher Education Reader Panel which contributes to the national debate on Higher Education.

PhD Supervision (selection)

Emile Shemilt ‘An Exploration of Tension between the Material and the Image in Moving Image Art’, completed June 2011

Cornelia Sollfrank ‘Performing the Paradoxes of Intellectual  Property: An Artistic Investigation of the Conflicting Relationship between Copyright and Art within the Knowledge Economy’, completed January 2012

Roddy Hunter “Curating the Eternal Network after Globalisation”, completed December 2018

Kumanga Andrahennadi, completed February 2019


Alejandro Ball "Post-Internet or Point of Transition: An Investigation into 90s through to Contemporary New Media Art Practices from Internet 1.0 to 3.0", to complete Spring 2019

Annie Runkel “Unlocking the Utopian Potential of Boredom” start date October 2018

Judith Fieldhouse “Digital Memory and Photographic Memory – New Media Art, Archives and Exhibiting for a future Life” start date December 2018



Mentorship: (2012-current) Mentor in the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee cross-institutional mentoring scheme for Early Career Academics

(2014-current) Mentor in the context of the “Framework for STUC Mentorship” programme, University of Dundee-University of Aberdeen

External Examiner (2013-2018) for the BA (Hons) Media/BA (Hons) Communication with PR, Department of Communication, Marketing & Media, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University.



Fluency in languages other than English: Italian (native), Dutch, German & Spanish (intermediate).

Computer Skills: Word, Power Point, Internet, Outlook, GroupWise, Eudora, Blackboard

Hobbies: Classical music, Opera, Internet, theatre, travel.