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Stefano Benazzi

Professore ordinario

Dipartimento di Beni Culturali

Settore scientifico disciplinare: BIO/08 ANTROPOLOGIA

Coordinatore del Corso di Dottorato in Beni culturali e ambientali

Curriculum vitae

  • PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Family name, First name: Benazzi, Stefano

    Date of birth: 11/08/1977

    Nationality: Italian

    Researcher unique identifier: ORCID= 0000-0003-4305-6920

    Address: Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna, Via degli Ariani 1, 48121 Ravenna, Italy

    URL for web site: http://www.unibo.it/docenti/stefano.benazzi

    Principal Investigator ERC n.724046 – SUCCESS: https://www.ERC-SUCCESS.eu

  • CURRENT POSITIONS

    09/2017 Full Professor, Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna, Italy

    03/2017- Associate Researcher, Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany

  • PREVIOUS POSITIONS

    03/2017-08/2017 Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna, Italy

    03/2014-02/2017 Senior Lecturer (RTD-b), Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna, Italy

    2012-2014 Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany

    2009-2012 Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna, Austria

    2008-2009 Post-doctoral Marie Curie Fellow (EVAN: European Virtual Anthropology Network), Department of Palaeoanthropology and Messel Research, Senckenberg Research Institute, Germany

  • EDUCATION

    4/5/2007: PhD at the Department of Anthropology, University of Bologna, Italy. Thesis title: “Image analysis in the morphological and morphometric study of teeth”.

    3/12/2002: Master in “Conservation of Cultural Heritage” (110 cum laude and dignity of printing), Archaeological field, with a palaeoanthropological dissertation in the morphological description and morphometric analysis of Italian Neandertal teeth (University of Bologna).

  • TEACHING ACTIVITIES

    Since 2014 I teach Osteoarchaeology (Masters-level) and Paleoanthropology (Undergraduate students) at the Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna, Italy

  • COMMISSIONS OF TRUST

    2018-present: Coordinator of PhD Programme of Cultural and Environmental Heritage.

    2015- Scientific Advisory Board for PhD, Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna, Italy

  • SCIENTIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

    2016- Director of the Laboratory of Physical Anthropology and ancient DNA, Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna

    2016- Co-director of the archaeological excavation at Grotta di Uluzzo-C (Apulia, Italy), in collaboration with Dr. Enza Spinapolice;

    2015- Co-director of the archaeological excavation at Grotta di Arma Veirana (Liguria, Italy), in collaboration with Dr. Fabio Negrino.

  • ACADEMIC AWARDS

    2006 Student prize for best oral presentation, European Anthropological Association, Budapest (Hungary), 31 August – 3 September 2006.

  • MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

    2017- Member AAPA - American Association of Physical Anthropology

    2017- Member ISIPU - Istituto Italiano di Paleontologia Umana

    2017- Member AAI - Associazione Antropologica Italiana

    2015- Member ESHE - European Society for the study of Human Evolution [http://www.eshe.eu/]

  • GRANTS AWARDED

As Principal Investigator:

  • Project Title: The earliest migration of Homo sapiens in southern Europe: understanding the biocultural processes that define our uniqueness. Funding source: European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement n. 724046 - SUCCESS). Amount (Euros): €1,993,811. Period: from 01-05-2017 to 30-04-2022
  • Project Title: Functional morphology of mandibular post-canine teeth in modern human and hominoids derived from Finite Element Analyses (FEA). Funding source: The Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR), Italy. Amount (Euros): €199,916. Period: from 01-03-2014 to 28-3-2017
  • Project Title: Infectious diseases in the Emilia-Romagna region from ancient times to present day: the evolution of pathogens, immune response and modern implications. Funding source: Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna (Italy). Amount (Euros): €43,000. Period: from 30-09-2014 to 30-09-2016

    In charge of a research unit

  • Project Title: Rediscovering the Uluzzian in Italy. Funding source: Leakey Foundation. Amount (Euros): €20,000. Period: from 01-05-2015 to 31-12-2016
  • Project Title: Understanding the evolution of human diet through digital anatomy and dental biomechanics. Funding source: Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Strategic Grant Scheme 2016 (Monash, Australia). Amount (Euros): €31,695. Period: from 01-01-2016 to 31-12-2016

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