Chiara Cappelletto

is full professor of aesthetics in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Milan. Her areas of research cover phenomenological aesthetics, contemporary aesthetics, neuroaesthetics, visual and performance studies, and rhetoric. Her research interests include topics as agency, performativity, embodiment, and public discourse. She takes a materialistic and feminist approach to discuss the aesthetic processes by which the Self is construed through different types of media. She has held the position of visiting fellow at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University (NY), at the IEA (Paris), at Princeton University, at the Kolleg-Forschergruppe BildEvidenz Geschichte und Ästhetik (Berlin) and at Berkeley University (California). She has been an associate member at the CRAL (EHESS, Paris) and is involved in the international project   IdEM—Identification, empathie, projection dans les arts du spectacle (CNRS). She won the IX Castiglioncello Philosophical Award for Young Researchers in 2005.