Federico Neresini

PaSTIS Coordinator Full Professor

University of Padua- Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Pedagogy and Applied Psychology (FISPPA)



Federico Neresini is Full Professor at the University of Padua.

His research interests are focused on technoscience in a STS (Science & Technology Studies) perspective. In particular, he is interested in the construction processes of scientific knowledge and in analysing technoscience in the public sphere. His research activities concern biomedical issues and in particular genomics.

During the last years his research activities are addressing the relationship between big-data and scientific research activities, as well as the implications for the social sciences of the availability of large amounts of textual data through the web.

From 2008 he is the coordinator of the Padua Science, Technology and Innovation Studies research unit; in particular, he is leading the TIPS project (Technoscientific Issues in the Public Sphere), aimed at analysing the societal relevance and evolution of technoscience using the media as a source.

He is currently the Coordinator of the PhD Program of Social Sciences, based on FISPPA Department (University of Padova), and member of the advisory board of the journasl “Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia” (Chief Editor 2019-2021) and “Tecnoscienza: the Italian Journal of Science and Technology Studies”. Moreover, he has been co-founder and President of STS-Italia (2016-2018).

Recent Publications:

(2023) Zorzi, V., Neresini, F. and Cammozzo, A. Public communication of technoscience in the news: A cross-linguistic Multidimensional analysis of English and Italian newspapers, in “Discourse & Communication”, 8 (4), on-line pp. 1-25.

(2023) Neresini, F., Giardullo, P., Di Buccio, E., Morsello, B., Cammozzo, A., Sciandra, A., et al., When scientific experts come to be media stars: An evolutionary model tested by analysing coronavirus media coverage across Italian newspapers, in “Plos One”, 18 (4), e0284841. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/ journal.pone.0284841

(2023) Neresini, F., Technoscince, in Rebughini P. and Colombo E., (Eds.), Framing Social Theory. Reassembling the Lexicon of Contemporary Social Sciences, London & New York, Routledge, pp. 123-138.

(2022) Miele, F., Neresini, F., Boniolo, G. and Paccagnella, O., Supportive care for aged demented people: socio-organizational implications, in “Ageing & Society”, 42 (2), pp. 376-408. DOI: 10.1017/S0144686X20000938

(2021) Crabu, S., Giardullo, P., Sciandra, A. and Neresini, F., Politics overwhelms science in the Covid-19 pandemic: Evidence from the whole coverage of the Italian quality newspapers, in “Plos One”, 16 (5), pp. 1-19. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0252034

(2020) Neresini, F., Io e il mio DNA. Abbiamo davvero un destino genetico?, il Mulino.

(2020) Magaudda, P. and Neresini, F., Studi sociali sulla scienza e la tecnologia, il Mulino.

(2020) Neresini, F., Giardullo, P., Di Buccio, E. and Cammozzo, A., Exploring socio-technical futures scenarios in the media: the energy transition case in Italian daily newspapers, in “Quality & Quantity”, 54, pp. 147–168. DOI: 10.1007/s11135-019-00947-w

(2019)  Neresini, F., Crabu, S., and Di Buccio, E., Tracking biomedicalization in the media: Public discourses on health and medicine in the UK and Italy, 1984–2017, in “Social Science and Medicine”, 243, pp. 1-11. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112621