Chiara Cappelletto

  • University of Milan
  • Associate Professor of Aesthetics

Chiara Cappelletto is Associate Professor of Aesthetics at the University of Milan, and an associate member of the CRAL – Centre de Recherches sur les Arts et le Langage at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Her research areas include morphology, aesthetics, neuroaesthetics, performance studies and rhetoric, and her research topics are theories of the embodiment, theories of identity, performance and public speaking.

She has held fellowships at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University in New York, the Institut d’Études Avancées in Paris and the Kolleg-Forschergruppe BildEvidenz Geschichte und Ästhetik in Berlin. She has also been a Visiting Scholar at Princeton University. She participates in the project IdEM – Identification, empathie, projection dans les arts du spectacle, and heads the permanent research seminar PIS – Performing Identities Seminar at the University of Milan. Her published work includes numerous articles on visual and performance studies, along with three books that deal with visual art and theater, focusing mainly on the notion of fiction as fabrication.