Michele Pigliucci

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Michele Pigliucci is Associate Professor of Economic and Political Geography (M-GGR/02) at Link Campus University. In 2014 he obtained the title of PhD in Culture and Territory at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, where he was the holder of 5 research grants and contract professor of “GIS-STeMA Cartography” and “Economics and European Territorial Planning”. He was a contract professor of "Geography of Tourism" at the University of Sassari, and held various courses at the eCampus online university. He was the winner of a European-level selection for research activities in the field of Economic Geography and has participated in numerous national (PRIN, DTC Lazio) and European (ESPON, Europe for Citizens, Erasmus +, ENPI CBC MED) projects where he also held positions of responsibility. He is the author of monographs and scientific articles on the topics of geopolitics (with particular attention to the European area, the Balkans and the Slavic world), territorial cohesion, regional development policies, with particular reference to the Italian port system and the South, and of the history of geographical thought. He collaborates with the Ugo Spirito and Renzo De Felice Foundation, of which he was Director from 2018 to 2020. He is a member of the Editorial Committee of the "Annals of the Ugo Spirito Foundation", a scientific journal of Area 11. In 2020 he obtained the Scientific Qualification National to second level professor in sector 11/B1 - Geography.

Silvia Cristofori

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Silvia Cristofori (Ph.D.) is an associate professor at Link Campus University in Rome where she teaches Media and Religion (MSTO/07) and Religions, Identities, and Politics (MSTO/07). He is a member of the National Research Infrastructure for Historical-Religious Studies (Fscire, Bologna). He has carried out archival and field research in Rwanda, Senegal, Italy, France and the United States. She has mainly dealt with political-religious movements in the history of modern and contemporary Africa with particular reference to colonial contexts. He currently studies the history of Christianity in Nigeria from the Aladura movement to the spread of the prosperity gospel, examining its relationship with secret cults and mafia-type criminal organizations.