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Dr. Gianpietro MAZZOLENI Professor, Department of Social and Political Studies, University of Milan


Professor of Sociology of Communication and of Political Communication at the University of Milan. He is Post-Graduate Coordinator of the MSc Program in Public & Corporate Communication. 1969 Received his BA in Sociology from St Anselm College, Manchester, N.H. 1974 Doctorate from the University of Rome-La Sapienza 1988-2001 Associate Professor, he has taught communication at the Universities of Salerno and Genoa 2000 Visiting Professor of Political Communication at the University of Innsbruck 2006 Visiting Professor at George Mason University, Fairfax, V.A. 2007 Visiting Professor at the University of South Australia, Adelaide In the last twenty-five years he was also visiting scholar at the Annenberg School for Communication (Philadephia), the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Sciences Po (Paris), the Institute of Political Sciences of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, the Centre for Communication Research and Development of the University of Southern Queensland (Australia) He is co-founder and editor of the refereed journal Comunicazione Politica (www.com-pol.it), published by Franco Angeli (Milan). He serves also in the editorial boards of the European Journal of Communication (Sage) and of Political Communication (Taylor & Francis), and is editor of the book series in Political Communication of Hampton Press (www.hamptonpress.org). His main research interests are in the areas of mass communication, media policy and political communication. He has been member and coordinator of several international teams working on comparative research projects in the above areas.