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Monica Simone

Adjunct professor

Department of the Arts

Research fellow

Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies

Curriculum vitae

Post-doc research fellow in Psychology since 2021 within the project "Expressing and communicating sensations and emotions: the analysis of tactile stimulation and pain expression in specialized medical settings" (supervisor: prof.ssa Renata Galatolo). She carries out research in the fields of discursive psychology and multimodal analysis of 'naturally occurring' (i.e., not set up for experimental purposes) social interactions. Her research interests concern the interface between language and the body, the relationship between language and other semiotic modalities, and the resources that participants in interaction employ to communicate physical sensations. She is currently exploring the topics of pain in doctor-patient interaction and of multisensoriality in Paraclimbing with visually impaired athletes.



2021 - PhD in Cognitive Sciences (doctoral programme "Philosophy, Science, Cognition, and Semiotics"), University of Bologna. Supervisor: prof. Renata Galatolo.

2019/2020 - Visiting researcher at CASLC (Centre for Advanced Studies in Language and Communication), Dept. of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York, UK. Supervisor: prof. Paul Drew.

2016 - Master's degree in "Italian Studies, European Cultural Studies, Linguistic Sciences", University of Bologna. Supervisor: prof. Renata Galatolo.

2012 - Bachelor's degree in "Italian Studies", University "Sapienza" of Rome. Supervisor: prof. Silvana Cirillo.

Teaching activity

Course unit "Psychology and Storytelling" (M-Z), a.a. 2022-2023.

Since 2018, teaching contribution to the undergraduate courses "Laboratory of ethnographic methods and video-analysis" and "Discursive psychology" (both courses held by prof. Renata Galatolo).

Scientific activity

Member of the Discursive Psychology and Multimodal Interaction Analysis Lab, Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna.

Member of the Interuniversity research center AIM (Analysis of Interaction and Mediation).

Member of the Interactional Linguists Network of the University of York, UK.

Between 01/04/21-30/11/21, collaborator to the research project “FAR DIPARTIMENTO 2020 - Piano di
sviluppo 2020-2022: comunicazione accademica e
professionale e disseminazione della conoscenza nell'era
digitale” at the Department of Studies on Language and Culture of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. 

Speaker in several international conferences, including JAM (Joint Action Meeting, Genova, Italy, 2019), IIEMCA (International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis, Mannheim, Germany, 2019), ICSC (International Conference on Spatial Cognition, Rome, Italy, 2018), VALS-ASLA (Swiss Association for Applied Linguistics, Basel, Switzerland, 2018), IADA (International Association for Dialogue Analysis, Bologna, Italy, 2017).

Invited speaker to the workshop "Effort and Exertion in Interaction", organized by Linköping University (SE) (May 2020); at Interactional Linguists Network meetings, University of York, UK (February 2022); at "LINGUA, SALUTE E SOCIETÀ Ciclo di incontri sulle interazioni terapeutiche e sulle patologie del linguaggio" organized by University of Rome "Roma Tre".

Referee for international journals and edited collections in the fields of Social Psychology, Communication, and Linguistics.

Institutional activities and academic positions

Doctoral students' representative in the Council of the Department of Philosophy and Communication, University of Bologna (A.Y. 2019-2021).