Massimo Leone is Director of the Center for Religious Studies (ISR), FBK, Full Professor of Philosophy of Communication at the Department of Philosophy and Educational Sciences, University of Turin, Italy, Visiting Full Professor of Semiotics in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, University of Shanghai, China, Associate Member of Cambridge Digital Humanities, Cambridge University.
He is a 2018 ERC Consolidator Grant recipient. He holds a DEA in History and Semiotics of Texts and Documents from Paris VII, an MPhil in Word and Image Studies from Trinity College Dublin, a PhD in Religious Studies from the Sorbonne, and a PhD in Art History from the University of Fribourg (CH).
He was visiting scholar at the CNRS in Paris, at the CSIC in Madrid, Fulbright Research Visiting Professor at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, Endeavour Research Award Visiting Professor at the School of English, Performance, and Communication Studies at Monash University, Melbourne, Faculty Research Grant Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto, “Mairie de Paris” Visiting Professor at the Sorbonne, DAAD Visiting Professor at the University of Potsdam, Visiting Professor at the École Normale Supérieure of Lyon (Collegium de Lyon), Visiting Professor at the Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Munich, Visiting Professor at the University of Kyoto, Visiting Professor at the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University, Visiting Professor at The Research Institute of the University of Bucharest, Eadington Fellow at the Center for Gaming Research, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Fellow of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg “Dynamics in the History of Religions Between Asia and Europe” (Bochum, Germany), Visiting Senior Professor at IFK, Vienna, High-End Foreign Expert and Visiting Professor at the University of Shanghai, China, Visiting Senior Professor at the Centre for Advanced Studies, South Eastern Europe (Croatia), Visiting Senior Professor at the Polish Institute of Advanced Studies, Warsaw (PIAST), Visiting Senior Professor at the Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies (FRIAS, Freiburg), Senior Visiting Professor at the Paris Seine Institute of Advanced Studies, Visiting Fellow at CRASSH, University of Cambridge, Visiting Professor at the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (Paris), and Visiting Professor at the Center for Advanced Studies, University of Buenos Aires.
His work on the semiotic study of cultures, with particular emphasis on religion and images.
He is Editor-In-Chief of _Semiotica_ (De Gruyter) the Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, and _Lexia_, the Semiotic Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Communication, University of Turin, Italy, and editor of the book series “I Saggi di Lexia” (Rome: Aracne), “Semiotics of Religion” (Berlin and Boston: Walter de Gruyter), and “FACETS Advances in Face Studies” (London and New York: Routledge).
November 21, 2023The immersed meaning. Freedom and bewilderments of the digital bodyFour days of meetings, scientific talks, debates, musical and film events dedicated to the concept of "immersiveness," in the field of digital technologies but also in the religious, social and artistic fields.
April 13, 2023Discourses of the beyond, between peaks and abyssesAn interview with the director of the Center for Religious Studies on the recently published FBK Press volume.
July 12, 2022FBK-ISR’s YouTube new channel is online!FBK’s Centre for Religious Studies is now on YouTube with a specially dedicated channel