Stefania Giannini

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Stefania Giannini
Stefania Giannini senato.jpg
Minister of Education, Universities and Research
In office
22 February 2014 – 16 December 2016
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
Preceded by Maria Chiara Carrozza
Succeeded by Valeria Fedeli
Member of the Senate of the Republic
Assumed office
15 March 2013
Constituency Tuscany
Personal details
Born (1960-11-18) 18 November 1960 (age 57)
Political party Democratic Party (2015-present)
Civic Choice (2013-2015)

Stefania Giannini (born 18 November 1960) is an Italian politician and linguist. She has served as Minister of Education, Universities and Research since 22 February 2014.


Born in Lucca, Giannini in 1991 became a professor at the University for Foreigners in Perugia, holding the chairs of Phonetics and Phonology (1992-1994), Sociolinguistics (1994-1998) and of Glottology and Linguistics (1998-2013).[1] In 2004 she also became rector of the Perugia University for Foreigners.[1] In 2008 she received an honorary degree, awarded by the College Reges-Rede Gonzaga De Ensino Superior (Brazil) for her efforts in the development of international cooperation programs.[1]

Candidate in Tuscany with the Mario Monti's party Scelta civica, she was elected senator in February 2013.[1] In November the same year, she was appointed secretary and coordinator of the party Scelta civica.[2]

On 21 February 2014 she was appointed to be the Education minister of Italy.[3]

She received the America Award of the Italy-USA Foundation in 2015.


  • Tra grammatica e pragmatica: la geminazione consonantica in latino (Giardini, 1989)
  • Percorsi metalinguistici. Giuliano di Toledo e la teoria della grammatica (FrancoAngeli, 1996)
  • La pubblicità comparativa. Una via europea (FrancoAngeli, 1999)
  • Il cambiamento linguistico. Suoni, forme, costrutti, parole (Carocci editore, 2003)
  • La fonologia dell'interlingua. Principi e metodi di analisi (FrancoAngeli, 2003)


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Political offices
Preceded by
Maria Chiara Carrozza
Italian Minister of Education
Succeeded by
Valeria Fedeli