Stefania Consonni is a researcher in English linguistics at the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures. She has published books and essays on textual paradigms; narratology; the history and theory of the novel; the semiotics of visual vs. verbal language; the history and theory of spatialization; specialized communication in a discourse-analytical perspective; the semiotic, pragmatic and epistemological features of traditional and new genres within academic, scientific, entertainment and media discourse. She is an active member of the Research Centre on Languages for Specific Purposes (CERLIS), based at the University of Bergamo, and of the CLAVIER (Corpus and Language Variation in English Research) inter-academic research consortium. She is on the editorial board of JCaDS (Journal of Corpora and Discourse Studies, University of Cardiff), the CERLIS Series (University of Bergamo), and Ibérica (European Association of Languages for Specific Purposes). She has been involved in inter-academic Research Projects, funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, on social and cultural studies and on specialized language and discourse.