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Dr. Michele GAZZOLA
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
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Current position

  • Post-doc research fellow at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.
  • Research fellow at the Institute for ethnic studies (Inštitut za narodnostna vprašanja) in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • Teaching fellow, Faculty of Communication Sciences, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland.

Education

2011/2007 - Université de Genève, Switzerland. PhD in Multilingual Communication Management. Title of the thesis: “The economic evaluation of efficiency and fairness in the management of multilingual communication: The case of patent offices” (Directors: Prof. François Grin, University of Geneva, Prof. François Vaillancourt, University of Montreal). Final mark: Summa cum laude.

2006/2005 -
University of York, UK. Master of Science (MSc) in Economics.

2002 - 
Sciences Po, Paris, France. Exchange student.

2003/1998 - Università Commerciale “L. Bocconi”, Milan, Italy. Laurea in Economia delle amministrazioni pubbliche e delle istituzioni internazionali. (University degree [4 years] in Public administrations and international institutions management). Final mark: 110/110 summa cum laude.

Other academic qualifications

2015 - Qualification by the French Ministry of Research and Education (Conseil National des Universités) for a position as an assistant professor ("maître de conférences”) in Economics “05-Sciences économiques”, and Linguistics “07-Sciences du langage : linguistique et phonétique générales”.

Work experience

04/2015-11/2011, Postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Public Economics, Department of Economics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. “Bourse pour chercheur débutant”, granted by the Swiss National Science Foundation, and Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship, granted by the Research Executive Agency, European Commission.

09/2011-10/2006, Research assistant, Research task “efficiency and fairness”, European integrated project DYLAN “Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity” (6th Framework Programme). Faculty of Translation and Interpreting (FTI), Université de Genève. Project funded by the EU Commission. Project director: Prof. Anne-Claude Berthoud, University of Lausanne. Research task director: Prof. François Grin, University of Geneva.

09/2005-11/2003, Research assistant in language economics, Observatory “Economics-Languages-Training”, Faculty of Translation and Interpreting (FTI), Université de Genève. Director: Prof. François Grin.

05/2003-02/2003, InternshipEuropean Commission, Representation in Milan.

External consultant

9/2016, Swiss Confederation. Report on the evaluation of the Swiss federal plurilingualism policy.

6/2016,
European Parliament. Report on the costs and benefits of the European strategy for multilingualism.

5/2016, IPRASE (Istituto provinciale per la ricerca e la sperimentazione educativa – Institute for Research and Innovation in Education), Trento (IT), Report on the economic value of languages
.

5/2015-5/2015,
University of Florence, Italy. Project PRIN 2010/11 “La lingua come fattore di integrazione sociale e politica”.

11/2006-06/2006,
European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), Flensburg, Germany. European project “The Aspect of Culture in the Social Inclusion of Ethnic Minorities: Assessing the Cultural Policies of Six Member States of the European Union”.

Training 

2014, University of Cambridge, Clare College, UK. Microeconometrics using Stata: Nonlinear Models, Summer School, Timberlake Consultants, 17-19 September.

2014, Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, Lindau, Germany. 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences, 19-23 August.

2014,
Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Evaluation, Barcelona GSE Summer School in Microeconometrics, 7-11 July.

2014, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. Project management training. “Workshop zur Drittmittelabwicklung”, 1 December; “Grundlagen zur Abwicklung von Drittmittelprojekten an der HU“, 18 November; “Beantragung und Führung von Drittmittelprojekten an der HU“, 10 February. Abteilung für Personal und Personalentwicklung – Berufliche Weiterbildung.

2010, Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria. Second doctoral school of the DYLAN project ("Language dynamics and management of diversity"), 22-24 September. Directors: Prof. Barbara Seildlhofer, Prof. François Grin. Main subjects: “Incentives of language behaviour” (Prof. José-Ramon Uriarte), “Models of language dynamics” (Prof. Bengt-Arne Wickström), “Socio-psychological dimensions of individual multilingualism” (Prof. Jean-Marc Dewaele).

2009,
Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. Postgraduate Forum of the DYLAN project ("Language dynamics and management of diversity"), 18 November. Director: Prof. Michal Krzyzanowski. Main subjects: "Critical discourse analysis" (Prof. R. Wodak), "Conversation analysis" (Dr. D. Veronesi).

2009, Univerzita Karlova v Praze (Charles University in Prague), Czech Republic. LINEE Training Institute ("Languages In a Network of European Excellence"), Doctoral School, 22-27 June. Director: Prof. Jirí Nekvapil. Main subjects: “Language policy and language planning” (Prof. Richard Baldauf), “Language and economy” (Dr. Glyn Williams).

2008,
Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici – Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy. Doctoral School on “Cultural Diversity”, 23-28 June. Director: Prof. Umberto Eco.

2008, École Normale Supérieure (Lettres et sciences humaines), Laboratoire ICAR, Lyon, France. First doctoral school of the DYLAN project ("Language dynamics and management of diversity"), on “Researching Multilingualism and Linguistic Diversity in Europe",  14-16 April. Director: Prof. Lorenza Mondada.

2007, Université de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland. Individual course (BA level) in Contemporary Political Philosophy, Department of Economic and Social Sciences.

 Teaching  

- Courses

2016, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Department of Communication Sciences, Gestione istituzionale della diversità linguistica e culturale (“Language policy – Institutional management of linguistic and cultural diversity”).

2012-2013, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of economics. Seminar Ökonomie und Sprache (economics and languages), with Prof. Bengt-Arne Wickström and Prof. Jürgen van Buer.

2003-2005, Université de Genève, Faculty of translation and interpreting, teaching assistant in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Introduction to international trade, Introduction to money and finance. 

- Individual modules or lectures, and doctoral seminars  

2017      Università di Torino, Department of foreign languages and literatures and modern cultures, guest instructor, Master in foreign languages for international communication, February 2017.

2016      Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Department of language and translation studies, MA in languages for communicaiton in international enterprises and organisations (LACOM), 17 March.

2015      Università di Trento, Department of Philosophy, seminar to PhD students, 5 October.

2015      The University of Chicago Center in Paris, teacher in the Summer School on “Economy and Language”, 10-21 August.

2015      Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Programa de posgrado en lingüistica, seminar to MA students on The economics of languages, 23-27 March.

2015      Universität Leipzig, Department of Language Sciences and Foreign Literature, guest instructor for the course Textlinguistik oder Varietäten I: Language and Mobility (M.A. in English studies), 15 January.

2014      Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Department of Language Sciences and Foreign Literature, guest instructor, Course Language and Politics, M.A. in Language Sciences, 8 May.

2013      Università per stranieri di Siena, guest instructor, Master Interuniversitario in progettazione e gestione dei processi partecipativi, 6 April.

2012      Università degli Studi del Sannio, Benevento, guest instructor, workshop with doctoral students, 8 May.

2010      Université de Genève, guest instructor, Master of Arts in Translation, 8 November.

2009      Università di Napoli “Federico II”, guest instructor (on behalf of F. Grin), SUS.DIV International Summer School, 8 September.

2009      Université de Genève, Department of Geography, guest instructor, course in Geography of Globalisation, 11 May.

2007-2010           Université de Genève, guest instructor, Geneva International Students’ Programme (GISP).

 

Scholarships, grants, allowances and prizes

- Research grants and prizes

2013, Post-doc research grant, Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship, European Commission.
2013, Research grant, Esperantic Studies Foundation (ESF).
2011-2012, Post-doc research grant, Chercheur débutant, Swiss National Science Foundation.
2011, Post-doc research grant, DAAD-Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service. Declined.
2004, Best dissertation. International competition prize for studies and research on multilingualism. Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano, Italy. 

- Scholarships and allowances

2013, Travel allowance (conference abroad), Center for Applied Statistics and Economics (CASE) – Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
2012-2013, Travel allowance (conference abroad), Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (WWG) - Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
2011, Travel allowance (conference abroad), Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences.
2011, Travel allowance (conference abroad), Fondation Ernst et Lucie Schmidheiny, Geneva.
2010, Travel allowance (conference abroad), Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences.
2010, Travel allowance (conference abroad), Société Académique de Genève.
2005, Scholarship (study abroad), Fondazione Enasarco, Rome.
2005, Scholarship (study abroad), Fondation Barbour, Geneva.

Conferences organised

  1. 2015, Symposium Economics, Linguistic Justice and Language Policy (with Bengt-Arne Wickström and Torsten Templin), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2-3 March 2015.
  2. 2013, The Economics of Language Policy (with Bengt-Arne Wickström), Venice International University, Italy, 26-27 July 2013. Venice Summer Institute – CESifo Group Munich.
  3. 2006, Diritti linguistici, apprendimento delle lingue ed educazione per tutti, Università di Parma, Italy, 27 July 2006.  Internacia Ligo de Esperantistaj Instruistoj (ILEI).

 Supervisions

  1. 2012, Assistant supervisor for the master dissertation of Sara di Pietrantonio, “L’insegnamento delle lingue straniere come politica pubblica: il caso italiano”, (MA), Faculty of Humanities, University of L’Aquila (Italy).
  2. 2011, Member of the dissertation panel for Alessia Volpe, “Language policy evaluation for the European union patent system: looking for a new strategy”, (MA), FTI, University of Geneva.
  3. 2011, Member of the dissertation panel for Sara Nisi, “Inglese: lingua franca del XXI secolo. Legame tra la diffusione planetaria dell’inglese e la sua introduzione nel sistema scolastico svizzero”, (MA), FTI, University of Geneva.
  4. 2010, Member of the dissertation panel for Mélanie Maradan, “Terminologie de l'effet Doppler allemand-anglais-espagnol-espéranto-français” (MA), FTI, University of Geneva.
  5. 2004, Member of the dissertation panel for Otilia Costoya, “Sur la notion de ‘régime linguistique’ : application aux instances de l’Union” (Licence), FTI, University of Geneva.

Membership in scientific and professional organisations

Affiliated researcher to the Observatory “Economics-Languages-Training” (ELF - University of Geneva), and to the Center for Applied Statistics and Economics (C.A.S.E.- Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin). Current member of the International Political Science Association, the GSPL (Gruppo di Studio sulle Politiche Linguistiche – Language Policy Study Group), the AILA [Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée] network of Language Policy, Akademio Internacia de la Sciencoj (AIS), Gesellschaft für Interlinguistik (GIL).

Scientific committees

Member of the scientific board of the Center for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems (CED) and of the A'dam Multiling Working Paper Series. Member of the scientific committee for the following conferences: (i) “Multilinguismo. Linguaggio, potere, conoscenza”, Università degli Studi di Milano, 2011; (ii) “Second DYLAN Doctoral School”, Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria, 2010.

Refereeing and reviews 

Dutch Research Council of Dutch Council for the Humanities, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development; Language Problems & Language Planning; Sociolinguistica; Journal of Multicultural Discourses; Language and Education; Glossa; Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research; Language, Culture and Curriculum; Parallèles, Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship, Revue française des affaires sociales, Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE), Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.  

Language skills 

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Understand (listen/read)—speak—write  

Italian:      native speaker 
French:    C2—C2—C2
English:    C2—C1—C1 
German:   C1—C1—C1 (Goethe-Zertifikat C1, 2014)
Spanish:   B1—A2—A1

Computer skills 

MS Windows and Office. Econometrics packages: Stata.

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