Raffaella Scarpa teaches Medical and Clinical Linguistics at the University of Turin. She founded Remedia in 2014.
Beatrice Dema is a PhD Student in Italian Linguistics and Literature at the Department of Humanities of the University of Turin. Member of Remedia since 2014, her research fields are History of Medical Language (B. Dema, La lingua nella semeiotica e nella trattatistica psichiatrica a cavallo tra Ottocento e Novecento: la lezione di Morselli e Tanzi, in R. Scarpa, R. Piro (edited by), Capitoli della storia linguistica della medicina, Mimesis, 2019) and Clinical Linguistics, especially the language of psychiatric diseases such as psychosis, schizophrenia and eating disorders (B. Dema, L’epistolario di uno psicotico: proposta di analisi, in R. Scarpa, Le lingue della malattia, Mimesis, 2016, pp. 103-178).
Graduated in History of Italian Language (University of Turin) and in History of Contemporary Art (Academy of Fine Arts of Turin), she joined Remedia in 2014 while attending the “Autism and related disorders” course of the Yale Medical School, whose thesis was further developed in an essay about autism and language (Disturbi dello spettro autistico. Osservazioni linguistiche e spunti per un progetto di ricerca, in R. Scarpa, Le lingue della Malattia, Mimesis, 2016, pp. 179-211) and followed by a A Reasonable Compromise, Mimesis, 2016.
She has been active for the advocacy of rights of people with disabilities, psychiatric disorders and autism with many not-for-profit organizations.
She’s a regular contributor of the magazine «Arte» and her translations and writings have been published by Erickson, Mimesis, Ponte alle Grazie, Skira.
For Remedia her focus is on autism in its links with language and visual arts. Other areas of interest are doctor-patient communication and health-care policies.
Luca Sanseverino is a PhD student in Texts, Traditions and Book Cultures at the Scuola Superiore Meridionale of Naples. He familiarized with the study of Medical and Clinical Linguistics during his master’s degree in Italian Literature and Language at the University of Turin, where he also got acquainted with Remedia, which he joined in 2021. His main field of research is History of Medical Language; particularly, he studies the discourse on Spanish flu in coeval letter collections and memoirs. He is also interested in exploring the relationship between language and disease in literary texts.
Margherita Schellino graduated in history of linguistics at the University of Turin with a thesis on the interconnections between ecology and linguistics from the seventies to the present (Attraverso la disciplinarità: per una storia in fieri dell’ecolinguistica). She is a member of Remedia since 2018 and she conducts her studies mainly in the history of medical language. She is currently working on the language of Renaissance medicine, especially that of modern and quantitative physiology.