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Sonia Massari

Sonia Massari.Dr. Sonia Massari's PhD is in Food Systems and Interaction Design (Engineering, University of Florence). She is the Academic Director of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Food Studies programs in Rome and Executive Director at GLi, Gustolab International Institute for Food Systems and Sustainability Studies in Rome. In addition, she is faculty member at Scuola Politecnica Design - Food Design Master Program and at ISIA Design School Rome. She is scientific consultant and senior researcher for the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation. She collaborates with several private and public institutions and she is TV program consultant (Lineaverde). In 2012, she won the International “Le Tecnovisionaries” Women Innovation Award, a prize which publicly recognises women who have demonstrated an ability to combine creativity and innovation in order to improve quality of life, in particular in the area of food and nutrition, and in 2014, she won the NAFSA TLS Knowledge Community's Innovative Research in International Education Award. She is a member of the Association for the study of Food and Society (ASFS), CAFS (Canadian Association Food and Society) and the WE -Women for Empowerment network. She is member of the specialist academic committee of Gastronomic Science Degree at Roma Tre University. In 2015, she was co-director and co-founder of the first European Conference on “Understanding Food Design 2015”. She is currently coordinating the ADI INDEX Food Design commission and she is part of the scientific board of the International Food Studies Conference, part of the editorial board of the International Journal of Food Design and of the Frontiers Journal (on Sustainability). EMAIL: