dr. Anna Mignosa


Biographical Note

Anna Mignosa is a lecturer in the International Bachelor in Cultural Studies (IBACS) and the Master in Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) - Erasmus University Rotterdam. Anna holds a PhD in Cultural Economics from Erasmus ESHCC, and a BA-MA in Economics from the University of Catania.

Her research interests focus on cultural policies with a specific focus on the rationale for public intervention in the sector, the organisation of the institutions responsible for culture, the tools used and the evolution that had characterised international cultural policies. This interest has characterised her work on the economics of cultural heritage object of her PhD thesis and of a Handbook published in 2013. Her current research has taken two different (but parallel path): the first investigates the relationship between culture and development and the role the former can play in society, the second concentrates on the economics of craft.

Anna is particularly interested in the potential effect of research on society. For this reason she is passionate about teaching and bringing research to life applying it to the world of practice. She is involved in some Italian and international non profit organisations involved in the enhancement of cultural heritage sites, the use of culture to boost development and fight inequalities, the evaluation of the social effect of culture.

Anna is a Canon Foundation fellow for the year 2007, when she spent 4 months in Japan to do research on indirect support to culture.

She is a member of the Board of the Association of Cultural Economics International (ACEI) since 2010.

She is co-supervisor of Özgün
 Özçakır (In-between preservation and economics: cultural heritage development strategies and interventions in historic urban landscapes), Supervisor: prof. Güliz Bilgin Altınöz, The Middle East Technical University, Department of Architecture, Ankara, Turkey.

She was external reviewer (December 2014) for the PhD thesis of Caterina Branzanti (An ex-ante evaluation of regeneration policies. The role of creative clusters). Supervisor: Prof. Capello. Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Dipartimento di Architettura, Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambiente Costruito, Dottorato di Ricerca in Progetto e tecnologie per la valorizzazione dei beni culturali.