2021 ENCATC Policy Debate


Simone Belli

Senior Researcher, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Simone Belli is Senior Researcher in the Department of Social Anthropology and Social Psychology of the Complutense University of Madrid, and Visiting Professor at Yachay Tech and University of Valle d'Aosta. He received his Ph.D. Doctor Europeus in Social Psychology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona with the thesis 'Emotions and Language in Information and Communications Technology'.

He is head of YT-IN Research Group and researcher in H2020 European project “Giving focus to the Cultural, Scientific and Social Dimension of EU – CELAC Relations”. 
He was visiting scholar at Georgetown University, University of Manchester, and Manchester Metropolitan University. He has been visiting professor at the University of California, San Diego and Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia, thanks to Scholarship for Young Professors and Researchers Banco Santander. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the San Diego State University, Charles III University of Madrid and the Autonomous University of Madrid, by Paulo Freire Innovative Technology/Pedagogy Post-doctoral Visiting Scholar and Alliance of 4 Universities, respectively. He has been Invited Professor at the University of Bergamo, University of Aosta Valley, and University of Helsinki as a Professor in Summer School Course "Emotions and Interculturality".

His research is focused on understanding why emotions have a strong relationship with language, and how it is possible to express these emotions in online/offline spaces and intercultural contexts.