Visiting Fellows

Selected by the ISA Scientific Board on the basis of criteria of scientific standing and of cross-disciplinary interest of the proposed research topic. They are required to deliver a popular Institute Lecture during their stay and to carry out research and study projects in our Departments.

Elena Manferdini

Graduate Programs Chair - Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)

From 01 December 2024 to 31 December 2024

Host: Tomaso Trombetti - Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering

Research field: innovative structural design solutions

Nicola De Martini Ugolotti

Senior Lecturer - Bournemouth University Business School

From 01 December 2024 to 31 December 2024

Host: Alessandro Bortolotti - Department for Life Quality Studies

Research field: Climate change; Creative Research Methods; Embodied knowing; Ethnography; Gender and Diversity; Human geography; Lifestyles and identities; Migration; PhD Supervisor; Physical activity; Sociology;

Rafeef Adel Ziadah


From 22 November 2024 to 22 December 2024

Host: Ruba Salih - Department of the Arts

Research field: political economy of development; infrastructures and logistics; gender and feminism; race and racialisation; Middle East / East Africa

Maria Pia Degli-Esposti


From 13 November 2024 to 13 December 2024

Host: Tiziana Lazzarotto - Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences

Research field: viral infections, immunology

Fúlvia De Barros Machado Gobatto

Professoressa Associata - State University of Campinas - UNICAMP

From 11 November 2024 to 11 December 2024

Host: Ricardo Augusto Barbieri - Department for Life Quality Studies

Research field: Exercise Physiology; Exercise Performance; Sport Physiology; Exercise Testing; Exercise Science; Sports Science; Strength & Conditioning; Metabolism; Mathematical Analysis; Physical Fitness

Cristian Altavilla

Assistant Researcher - Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas - CONICET

From 01 November 2024 to 30 November 2024

Host: Silvia Bagni - Department of Political and Social Sciences

Research field: interregional inequality; equalization system; federalism

Adriana Tami

Assistant Professor - University of Groningen

From 21 October 2024 to 21 December 2024

Host: Patrizia Brigidi - Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences

Research field: clinical and field epidemiology, epidemic preparedness; public health of infectious and tropical diseases

Emlyn David Qivitoq Witt

Tenured Associate Professor - TalTech University

From 14 October 2024 to 15 November 2024

Host: Marco Alvise Bragadin - Department of Architecture

Research field: construction management; applications of Building Information Modelling (BIM); sustainable and resilient building reconstruction; risks in the transition to circular economy in the construction

Ana Clara Mourão Moura

Full Professor - Federal University of Minas Gerais

From 01 October 2024 to 31 October 2024

Host: Simona Tondelli - Department of Architecture

Research field: Spatial Analysis; GIS; Urban Environmental Diagnosis; Landscape Heritage

Evert Hendrik van Emde Boas

Associate professor - Aarhus University

From 01 October 2024 to 30 November 2024

Host: Pia Campeggiani - Department of Philosophy

Research field: achaic/classical Greek literature; historical & synchronic linguistics; cognitive & experimental approaches; Greek grammar