Remo Gramigna is a post-doc researcher at the University of Turin, Italy. His academic research to date has mainly focused on semiotics and culture studies, cognitive theory, communication studies, semiotics of culture, and history of ideas.
He obtained his Ph.D. in Semiotics and Culture Studies in Estonia, after which he spent two years serving as a Research Fellow in culture and cognition studies with the project Narrative, Culture, Cognition at the University of Tartu.
His scholarly interests include strategies of lying and deception in human interactions, distorted communication, manipulation, insincerities, and make-believe. His current work focuses on the representation of the face across cultures and media as well as on physiognomy. Another area of fascination is fakes in visual culture, masking and the simulation/dissimulation of the human face.
His recent publications include Augustine and the Study of Signs, Signification, and Lying (2020, De Gruyter), Imagining others: deception, prediction, and disguised intentions in strategic interactions (2020). He has published in such journals as Journal for Communication Studies, Frontiers of Narrative Studies, Lexia, Sign Systems Studies, DeSignis and Versus. He has been among the editors of Sign Systems Studies, the oldest international semiotic journal.