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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.
 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 (, 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 (
 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.