Francesca Zunino Harper


Francesca Zunino Harper is an ecofeminist and has lived and learnt about feminism and ecology in Italy, Mexico and Britain. She used to research in linguistics, environmental issues, gender and politics, and now works in publishing.  She has a PhD in Comparative Languages and Cultures: Spanish and Latin American Studies (School of Human Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy) and an MSc in Environmental Issues in Latin America (with Socio-Cultural Issues and Politics, ILAS, Institute of Latin American Studies - SAS, University of London.  


(2016)  ‘Talking About Nature: Ecolinguistics and the
Natureculture Paradigm’, in Social Sciences for An-Other politics: Women theorising without parachutes Edited by A C Dinerstein, Palgrave McMillan, London, pp. 93-109

Döring, M. &  Zunino, F. (2014). NatureCultures in old and new worlds. Steps towards a diachronic ecolinguistic perspective on framing a ‘new’ continent. In S. V. Steffensen & A. Fill (Eds.). Ecolinguistics: The ecology of language and science. Language Sciences, Special Issue, 41(A): 34-40

(2013). Una visión holística de la naturalezacultura: El cosmoteandrismo en los glifos de las ciudades prehispánicas de habla nahuatl. CLS-Cadernos de Linguagem e Sociedade/Papers on Language and Society, 14 (1): 149-174

(2011.) Dalle Indie agli “Indios”. La Creazione delle Identità Socio-Ecologiche Americane ed Europee dopo il 1492. In M. Bondi, G. Buonanno, C. Giacobazzi, M. D. Panforti (Eds.) DiaLogos. Appartenenze Multiple: Prospettive Interdisciplinari su Immigrazione, Multiculturalismo, Esperienze Cross-Culturali, pp. 79-93.  Modena: Officina Edizioni.

(2010). Discorsi sull’ecologia dell’Europa e dell’America: dalle meravigliose Indie di Colombo al realismo magico e alla letteratura macondista. Comp(a)rison: An International Journal of Comparative Literature. Special Edition: Nature, Ecology and Literature. 2(2010): 19-35.

Stibbe, A. and Zunino, F. (2009). Boyd’s forest dragon or the survival of humanity: Discourse and the social construction of biodiversity. In M. Döring, W. Penz & W. Trampe (Eds.) Language, signs and nature: Ecolinguistic dimensions of environmental discourse. Essays in Honour of Alwin Fill, pp. 165-182. Tübingen, Germany: Schauffenburg

(2007). Conservation and new forms of action: Otonga, Ecuador. IJEnvH-International Journal of Environmental Health, Vol.1, N. 2 (2007):243-267