Team Member

Dr. Francesco Farinelli

Programme Director

Francesco Farinelli’s work focuses on the role of ideology, propaganda and fake news in media narratives and examines the relationship between history and fiction. His experience includes the study of radicalisation processes leading to terrorism related to the phenomenon of the Red Brigades in Italy and specifically the role of the media in this context. He is a member of the EU Commission’s Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) Expert Pool. Farinelli earned a Bachelor degree in Performing Arts and a Master’s degree from the University of Bologna, Italy. In 2013 he completed his doctorate in History in the framework of the joint international program on “Humanism, Neo-Humanism and Post-Humanism in the Age of Media,” of the University of Bologna and Brown University (USA).


Email: francesco.farinelli [AT]