Michele Filippo Fontefrancesco

Assistant Professor of Demoethnoanthropological Disciplines

Phone: +39 0172 458577
Email: m.fontefrancesco@unisg.it

Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 9
fraz. Pollenzo – 12042 Bra (Cn)

 

BIOGRAPHY

Michele Filippo Fontefrancesco (Alessandria, 1983) is an assistant professor of cultural anthropology.

His research focused on local development, with particular attention to entrepreneurship and sustainable development, and the construction of local know-how. He has conducted his fieldworks mainly in Italy and East Africa, with participation to research conducted in Eastern Europe, Iran and the United Kingdom. He published numerous works in Italy and internationally; among them: The End of the City of Gold?: Industrial and Economic Crisis in an Italian Jewellery Town (Cambridge Scholars, 2013) and Food Festivals and Local Development in Italy: A Viewpoint from Economic Anthropology (Palgrave, 2020).

His research is at the basis of his teaching both at bachelor and master level. In his classes, prof. Fontefrancesco introduces students to the main themes of cultural, economic and applied anthropology and supports them in their projects concerning socio-economic innovation and food valorization. Among his modules: Anthropology of Food (Bachelor program in Gastronomic Sciences and Cultures), New Frontiers of Gastronomy (Master program in Food Innovation & Management), Creating High Quality Products (Master program in Food Culture, Communication & Marketing).

 

INSTITUTIONAL POSITIONS

  • President of the Ethics Committee

 

TEACHING ACTIVITY

  • Antropologia del Cibo [Undergraduate Degree in Gastronomic Sciences and Cultures]
  • New Frontiers of Gastronomy [Graduate Degree in Food Innovation & Management]
  • Applied Anthropology for Sustainable Food Systems ]Graduate Degree in Food Innovation & Management]
  • Pratiche di Viaggio ed Esperienze sul Campo – I Anno [Undergraduate Degree in Gastronomic Sciences and Cultures]
  • Migration, Mobility and Consumption in Twentieth Century Italy: History and Anthropology of a Nation [Undergraduate Degree in Gastronomic Sciences and Cultures]
  • Nuovi Trend nel Settore Alimentare e nella Ristorazione [Undergraduate Degree in Gastronomic Sciences and Cultures]

 

MAIN INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREA in UNISG

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SPECIFIC RESEARCH TOPICS

  • Food Anthropology
  • Economic Anthropology
  • Applied Anthropology
  • Local Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Craftsmanship
  • Social Inclusion
  • Socio-economic Innovation

 

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