Cinzia Spinzi holds a PhD in English for Specific Purposes and a Master in Translation Studies from the University of Birmingham. She is researcher at the University of Palermo where she teaches English Language and Translation. She also manages training courses for High School teachers (TFA) and Content and Language Integrated Learning courses.
She is a member of the international research project called Memità, Memorie e Identità, Linguistic and Cultural Heritage carried out at the University of Palermo together with other foreign Universities. She is co-editor of an international journal Cultus: the journal of intercultural mediation and communication. She teaches Intercultural Communication for the Corso di Formazione Permanente for language mediators at the University of Bologna.
Her research interests focus on Corpus Linguistics, political language and Intercultural Communication. Her publications include research articles in international journals, chapters in books and teaching resources for secondary schools (Exploring Identities, UK: Trinity Whitebridge). She has published two books on the language of diplomacy based on the association of two methods: corpus linguistics and systemic-functional analysis.
On the topic of mediation she has recently published two co-edited books: Mediazione Linguistica e Interpretariato (Bologna, Clueb) and L’Interprete Giuridico (Roma, Carocci).