Riccardo Campa, Ph.D., is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Cracow, where he teaches "sociology of science and technology" and "sociology and psychology of terrorism". He is the author of Epistemological Dimensions of Robert Mertonís Sociology and Il filosofo &覠 nudo. He received a Ph.D. in Sociology at the Nicholas Copernicus University of Torun (Poland), and two Masters degrees, in Political Sciences and Philosophy, at the University of Bologna (Italy). Before starting his academic career, Campa served as Lieutenant of the police corp "Guardia di Finanza", investigating especially organized crime. Afterwards, he worked as a journalist for newspaper "La Voce di Mantova" and newsmagazine "Il Mondo". In the academic year 2004-2005 he won a fellowship offered by NATO to research about ethical aspects of scientific and technological development. Presently, he writes regularly for the socialist journal "MondOperaio". He is the founder and the president of the Italian Transhumanist Association. He is also a musician who has recorded more than fifteen albums as a solo artist and with his bands.
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