|Minister of Education, Universities and Research|
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|
15 March 2013
18 November 1960 |
|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). In 2004 she also became rector of the Perugia University for Foreigners. 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.
Candidate in Tuscany with the Mario Monti's party Scelta civica, she was elected senator in February 2013. In November the same year, she was appointed secretary and coordinator of the party Scelta civica.
On 21 February 2014 she was appointed to be the Education minister of Italy.
She received the America Award of the Italy-USA Foundation in 2015.
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- 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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