Adriano D’Aloia (Milan 1980), Phd, is Assistant Professor at the International Telematic University UniNettuno, Rome. He obtained the National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor in 2015. He is member of the board of the PhD program in “Cognitive Sciences”, Università degli Studi di Messina.

Education | He received his academic education at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan: PhD in Cultures of Communication/Film studies (Dissertation on Empathy in the Film Experience, 2010); MA Media studies (Dissertation on Rudolf Arnheim‘s film theory, Visiting student at Yale University, 2005); BA in Communication studies (2002).

Teaching | He teaches Media semiology and Languages and forms of entertainment at UniNettuno, Rome. He has been adjunct professor of Media semiotics at the Università Cattolica and of Theory of photography at IULM – International University of Languages and Media, Milan, until 2018.

Research interests | Film theories, Film aesthetics, Neurofilmology, Gestalt filmology, Media experience, VR and new media aesthetics, Digital photography.

Publications | He is author of a book on aesthetic and neurological empathy in the film experience (2013), curator of the anthology of Rudolf Arnheim’s Italian writings on cinema (2009), co-editor of an Italian reader on contemporary film theories (2017), and co-editor of journal special issues on Neurofimology (2014), Snapshot Culture (2016) and Fashionating Images (2017).

Journals | He is a member of the the editorial board of EmergingSeries Journal and of Fata Morgana web. He is a member of the editorial staff of the journals CS. Journal of Media, Performing Arts and Cultural StudiesCinéma&Cie. International Film Studies JournalL’avventura. International Journal of Italian Film and Media Landscapes, and Scenari. He has been founder and member of the editorial staff of Comunicazioni Sociali on-line. He is an essayist and film critic for the journal Segnocinema.

Societies | He is a member of CUC – Consulta Universitaria del CinemaNECS – European Network for Cinema and Media Studies, SCSMI – Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving ImageECREA – European Communication Research and Education Association, SERCIA – Société d’Etudes et de Recherche sur le Cinéma AnglophoneSISF – Società Italiana per lo Studio della Fotografia.