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Gastone Gualtieri


Gastone Gualtieri is a Ph.D. student of the Institute of Marketing and Corporate Communication (IMCA) at the Faculty of Communication, Culture, and Society. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Interpreting and Communication from the IULM University, in Milan (Italy). During his bachelor’s studies, he spent one year at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, in Seville (Spain). In 2019, he obtained a Master's degree in Corporate Communication at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI). Since May 2018, he has been working for IMCA, first as a student-assistant and after completing the master's degree as a doctoral student. As regards teaching, he is actively involved in the courses “Comunicazione Aziendale” (Bachelor in Communication Sciences, 3rd year) and “Corporate Identity and Image” (Master in Corporate Communication, 1st year).

Gastone’s research interests revolve around how Post-truth's polarization and fragmentation of opinions influence organizational life at large. This makes his research highly interdisciplinary, involving sociological - such as public opinion, rumors, and social movements - and organizational topics - such as organizational identity, corporate communication, and stakeholder theory. He starts from social constructivism as foundational theory and mainly adopts a critical discourse analysis approach in his work.