Massimiano Bucchi (Ph.D. Social and Political Science, European University Institute, 1997) is Full Professor of Sociology of Science and Communication, Science and Technology at the University of Trento and has been visiting professor in Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania. He is the author of several books (published in more than twenty countries) and papers in journals such as Nature and Science.
Among his books in English: Science and the Media (Routledge, 1998); Science in Society (Routledge, 2004); Beyond Technocracy (Springer, 2009); Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology (new ed. 2014, with B. Trench, Routledge) and the 4 vols. anthology The Public Communication of Science (Routledge, 2016). He is the editor of the international peer reviewed journal Public Understanding of Science (Sage) and regularly contributes to newspapers and TV programmes.
Cristina Rigutto graduated with a MSc in Economics and she holds a Professional Master’s in Science Communication. She has 30 years of marketing and communications experience in diverse industries ranging from engineering to professional services, where she produced persuasive content to educate and drive engagement. Since 2010 she specialized in digital communication of health, research, and innovation, and – bringing a blend of media relations, marketing and communications skills coupled with teaching experience – she pursued a consultancy career establishing her own practice. Since then she has worked with several universities and research centers, both in Italy and abroad.
Since 2016 she is social media editor at the international peer reviewed journal Public Understanding of Science (Sage), and Tech Writer focusing on the use of digital technology to improve science communication.
Eliana Fattorini has a degree in Sociology and is specialized in Management of Organizations and Territorial Networks and in Communication of Science and Innovation (SCICOMM) at the University of Trento. In her thesis she has analyzed the phenomenon of opposition to the vaccination obligations introduced in Italy in 2017. She is interested in scientific communication and she studies the relation between science and society.