Marco Bagli – Ph.D.
Ph.D. in English Cognitive Linguistics from the University of Perugia
M.A. in Foreign Language and Literature from the University of Perugia
B.A. in Foreign Language and Culture from the University of Perugia
Teaching since 2015
Marco Bagli is interested in the relationship between language, culture, and cognition with specific attention given to the conceptualization of perception. His Ph.D. thesis focuses on the conceptualization of the sense of taste in English. At the Umbra Institute, he is exploring the ways in which linguistics can shed light on the history and culture of food.
Marco believes teaching should encourage students to challenge the accepted status quo – to doubt, question, reason, allow themselves to be surprised, and explore grey areas in linguistics and in society as a whole. To that end, he teaches a dynamic model of communication in which meaning can change based on myriad factors such as speaker, context, and tone. He also strives to foster in his students an appreciation for different perspectives, which is essential for productive intercultural communication.