Paolo Corvo

Associate Professor of General Sociology
Deputy Director of the Undergraduate Degree Program in Gastronomic Culture and Sciences
General Coordinator of Study Trips
Scientific Supervisor of Local

Phone: +39 0172 458
Fax: +39 0172 458500

University of Gastronomic Sciences | Pollenzo Campus
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 9
fraz. Pollenzo – 12042 Bra (Cn) – Italy


Paolo Corvo is associate professor at the University of Gastronomic Sciences, where he teaches Travel cultures and Social change in the Undergraduate Degree and Sociology and Consumer behavior Analysis in the master’s degree. He deals with issues related to food and consumption, sustainable food and wine tourism, indicators of quality of life, well-being and happiness. He has carried out researches and training activities for public and private corporations on arguments related to tourism and the socio-economic development of the territory, the processes of globalization and civil society.

He has published numerous essays and articles including: 2018, with R. Matacena, The New ‘online’ alternative food networks as a socio-technical innovation in the local food economy: Two cases from Milan in A. Scupola, L. Fuglsang (editors), Services, Experiences and Innovation. Integrating and Extending Research, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham Glos, pp. 301-315. 2017, with R. Matacena, Slow Food in Slow Tourism, M. Clancy, Slow Tourism, Food and Cities, Peace and the Search for the “Good Life”, Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 95-109. 2015, Food culture, consumption and society, Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke;

Major Research Areas
  • Food, society and consumption
  • Sustainable food and wine tourism and local development
  • Quality of life, wellbeing, happiness