Dr.Andrea Volterrani

Researcher of Sociology of Cultural and Communication Processes
Director of Master in Social Communication
Director of Master in Social Farming
University of Rome Tor Vergata

Dr. Andrea Volterrani is a Sociologist of Cultural and Communication Processes at Department of Enterprise Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata. After graduating from the Faculty of Political Science Cesare Alfieri of the University of Florence, she is a fellow student at the Italian Foundation for Volunteering.

He was then assigned research from 1999 to 2005 at the Department of Sociology and Political Science of the University of Florence. From 1997 to 2003 he is also a professor of sociology of cultural processes, theory and technique of social communication, territorial communication and marketing at the Faculty of Political Science Cesare Alfieri of Florence.

From 2005 to 2008 he is a contractor and research grant at the Department of Historical, Legal and Political Sciences and Social Sciences at Siena University and a social contractor and family sociology lecturer at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Siena . At the same time he is a professor of social studies contract at the Faculty of Communication Sciences of La Sapienza University of Rome (2004-2008) and of sociology of communication at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Florence (2004-2006).Since 2008 is a researcher at Department of Enterprise Engineering, Tor Vergata University, Rome.

Volterrani is engaged in research, teaching and consulting on social communication, the third sector, integrated social politics and assessment processes, resilience community and prevention communication related on natural disaster

Dr. Chris Fenner

Assistant Professor of Communication
University of West Florida

Chris Fenner is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of West Florida, where he teaches courses in public relations, strategic communications, scientific communication, and persuasion and propagand..

His research interests include public relations education, crisis management, and leadership theory. His current work explores the role of agnotology, the intentional creation of ignorance, on public discourse and understanding of scientific knowledge. Dr. Fenner is an experienced public speaking consultant having served as a competitive collegiate speech and debate coach for over 15 years.

Prof. Elisabetta Gola

University of Cagliari

Elisabetta Gola is Associate Professor of Philosophy of Language at the University of Cagliari, where she teaches different courses among which Theory of Language and CommunicationSemiotics of mediaWriting Lab., and Journalism.

Her research interests are focused on cognitive semantics, experimental pragmatics, computational linguistics and   natural language processing, with a focus on metaphors and other non-literal usages of language in all the mental processes that are involved in communication and comprehension. More recent research interests include promotion of cultural heritage, health communication, framing effects and stereotypes, social network communication and language.

Scientific committee MEDCOM 2019



Asst. Prof. Davide Benvenuti, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Reggie Metso, University or Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Dr. Phithaksak Thisaphak, Dhurakij Pundit University, Thailand

Dr. Fauziah Hassan, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr. Melina Mahpuz, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Prof. Esther Harijanti Kuntjara, Petra Christian University, Indonesia

Dr. Fredric Q. Kendrick, United Arab Emirates University, UAE

Dr. Savera Mujib Shami, University of the Punjab, India

Dr. Amira El-Deeb, American University, Cairo

Dr. Astrid Vandendaele, Ghent University, Belgium

Dr. Binta Kasim Mohammed, Kaduna State University, Nigeria

Dr. William O. Lesitaokana, The University of Botswana, Botswana

Prof. Lilia Raycheva, The St. Kliment Ochridsky Sofia University, Bulgaria

Dr. Sushila Shekhawat, Birla Institute of Science and Technology, India

Asst. Prof. Dr. Wan Norshira Binti, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr. Wang Changsong, Xiamen University Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr. Chanansara Oranop na Ayutthaya, Dhurakij Pundit University, Thailand

Dr. Siti Ezaleila Mustafa, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia

Dr. Sharmila Kayal, Adamas University, India

Dr. Jeyasushma Veeriah, Xiamen University Malaysia, Malaysia

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