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Fabio Parasecoli

Professor; Director, Food Studies PhD Program

Nutrition and Food Studies

Fabio Parasecoli is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies. He has a Doctorate in Agricultural Sciences (Dr.sc.agr.) from Hohenheim University, Stuttgart (Germany), MA in Political Sciences from the Istituto Universitario Orientale, Naples (Italy), BA/MA in Modern Foreign Languages and Literature from the Università La Sapienza, Roma (Italy). He also holds a certificate in Islamic Studies from the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies, Rome (Italy) and a graduate fellowship in the History Department at Beijing University, Beijing (China).

Fabio's research explores the intersections among food, media, and politics, in particular in the fields of food heritage and intellectual property. His most recent projects focus on Food Design and the synergies between Food Studies and design. After covering Middle and Far Eastern political issues, he wrote for many years as the U.S. correspondent for Gambero Rosso, Italy's authoritative food and wine magazine. Recent books include Al Dente: A History of Food in Italy (2014, translated into Italian in 2015 and into Korean in 2018), Feasting Our Eyes: Food, Film, and Cultural Citizenship in the US (2016, authored with Laura Lindenfeld), Knowing Where It Comes From: Labeling Traditional Foods to Compete in a Global Market (2017), and Food (2019, in the MIT Press series Essential Knowledge).

Previously, Fabio was a Professor and the Director of Food Studies Initiatives at The New School in NYC, where he launched the AA and BA/BS degrees in Food Studies.