Center for the interdisciplinary Analysis of Images


Images matter. LYNX fosters and carries out case study-based research concerning the mechanisms of both the production of images and their contextual reception and use.

LYNX Center for the Interdisciplinary Analysis of Images: Objects, spaces, images. Individual experience and social behaviors.
LYNX promotes and carries out case study based research projects concerning the mechanisms of image production and their contextually specific reception and use. LYNX does not pose any limitation in terms of the cultural area, chronological period or medium to be addressed by the proposed research projects; it does, however, privilege projects that adopt multidisciplinary strategies of analysis, paying special attention, in particular, to approaches that are economic, sociological, architectural, urban-studies related, historical, art historical, philosophical, neuro-perceptive, behavioral, and media studies related.
LYNX aims at hosting, in the same setting and at the same time, both research projects dealing with contemporary phenomena and those addressing phenomena and contexts of the past.
LYNX is interested in both the domain of research and the industries and institutions that give a prominent role to the production, manipulation and reception of images (be they museum displays, urban spaces, single visual objects expressed in any medium, books, etc.). LYNX’s goal is to promote and carry out transversal reflection on the overall theme of “Objects, spaces, images: individual experience and social behaviors.”

Our research group is closely related to the Curriculum in Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage.


Professors (Resident Faculty)

  • Maria Luisa Catoni (Director of the Unit, Full Professor)
  • Amos Bertolacci (Full Professor)
  • Lorenzo Casini (Full Professor)
  • Emanuele Pellegrini (Associate Professor)
  • Andrea Averardi (Assistant Professor (RTD-B))
  • Linda Bertelli (Assistant Professor (RTD-B))
  • Silvia Di Vincenzo (Assistant Professor (RTD-A))
  • Ruggero Longo (Assistant Professor (RTD-A))
  • Andrea Magliari (Assistant Professor (RTD-A))
  • Riccardo Olivito (Assistant Professor (RTD-B))
  • Alessandro Poggio (Assistant Professor (RTD-A))
  • Yeşim Tonga Uriarte (Assistant Professor (RTD-A))
  • IMT Collaborators

  • Elisa Campana (Research Collaborator (AR)))
  • Virginia Caramico (Research Collaborator (AR)))
  • Margherita Croce (Research Collaborator (AR))
  • Pasquale Focarile (Research Collaborator (AR))
  • Jacopo Mazzoni (Research Collaborator (AR))
  • Elena Pontelli (Research Collaborator (AR))
  • Sahizer Samuk (Research Collaborator (AR))
  • Elisa Toccafondo (Research Collaborator (AR))
  • Marta Maria Caudullo (Research Collaborator (CO))
  • PhD Students and Candidates

  • Derya Acuner (PhD Student)
  • Shaimaa Atef Adel Mohamed (PhD Student)
  • Livia Baldinelli (PhD Student)
  • Kristina Bekenova (PhD Student)
  • Elisa Bernard (PhD Candidate)
  • Emanuele Carlenzi (PhD Student)
  • Maria Francesca Cataldo (PhD Student)
  • Francesca Coccolo (PhD Candidate)
  • Nicole Crescenzi (PhD Student)
  • Luisana D'Amato (PhD Student)
  • Flaminia Ferlito (PhD Student)
  • Francesca Fino (PhD Student)
  • Clizia Franceschini (PhD Student)
  • Rodolfo Gagliardi (PhD Student)
  • Giulia Golla Tunno (PhD Candidate)
  • Merve Asli Hetemoglu (PhD Student)
  • Arturo Mariano Iannace (PhD Student)
  • Yelena Kovalyova (PhD Candidate)
  • Francesca Leonardi (PhD Student)
  • Di Lin (PhD Student)
  • Caterina Lobianco (PhD Student)
  • Ginevra Ludovici (PhD Student)
  • Natalie Francis Massong (PhD Student)
  • Agnese Mussatti (PhD Student)
  • Molefi Ndlovu (PhD Candidate)
  • Edward John Oakes (PhD Candidate)
  • Elena Pontelli (PhD Candidate)
  • Manuela Ritondale (PhD Candidate)
  • Gesine Schuster (PhD Student)
  • Michal Lynn Shumate (PhD Student)
  • Hakan Tarhan (PhD Candidate)
  • Ginevra Tozzi (PhD Student)
  • Beyza Uzun (PhD Candidate)
  • Evgeniia Volosova (PhD Candidate)
  • Guest Scholar

  • Anna Anguissola (Guest Scholar)
  • Anastasia De Benedetto (Guest Scholar)
  • Matteo Gallo (Guest Scholar)
  • Agnese Ghezzi (Guest Scholar)
  • Fabio Luci (Guest Scholar)
  • Visiting Professors

  • Marco Callieri, CNR (Pisa)
  • Stefano Baia Curioni, (Visiting Professor), Università commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Milano)
  • Paola Dubini (Visiting Professor)
  • Carlo Ginzburg (Visiting Professor)
  • Christian Greco (Visiting Professor)
  • Beatrice Manzoni, Università commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Milano)
  • Raffaele Perego, CNR (Pisa)
  • Roberto Scopigno, CNR (Pisa)
  • Massimo Osanna (Visiting Professor)
  • Fabrizio Parrulli (Visiting Professor)
  • Andrea Giuseppe Zocchi (Visiting Professor)
  • Collaborators from other institutions

  • Luisa Bertoli, McKinsey & Company – Italia
  • Wendy Griswold, Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Lorenzo Lattanzi, Università di Pisa (Pisa)
  • Patrizia Lombardi, Politecnico di Torino (Torino)
  • Claudio Lucchese, CNR (Pisa)
  • Cosma Panzacchi, McKinsey & Company – Italia
  • Fabrizio Silvestri, CNR (Pisa)
  • Marco Trisciuoglio, Politecnico di Torino (Torino)
  • Collaborations

    LYNX collaborates with:

    Projects and Funding

    On going National funding (Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research)

    • MAPaC - Modelli e Analisi per il Patrimonio Culturale

    Other grants: Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung (Catoni)

    Other projects:
    Direct & Indirect Economic Impacts of Lucca Comics & Games: Assessment of the Audience Related Economic Flow and the Commercial Partners
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    Seminars and Conferences

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    Job Positions

    There is currently no open faculty position but we are continuosly scouting for smart people to be involved in our research projects or in our Ph.D. Program. Do not hesitate to contact us to express your interest.
    More info is available from the Faculty Job Opportunities section of IMT website.