Fransesco Buscemi is a food and media researcher working at IUAV, University of Venice and at the Catholic University of Milan. In the past, Buscemi taught at Bournemouth, La Sapienza Rome, IULM Milan and Stirling. He has been a journalist and TV writer for many years. His Ph.D., gained at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, is a comparison between Italian and British food culture and food TV. Another strand of research involves meat, cultured meat and their links to the living animal, death, religion, blood, gender and the relationships between nature and culture. In 2012, Buscemi was awarded the Santander Grant Fund for the research Edible Lies: How Nazi Propaganda Represented Meat to Demonise the Jews, and he has also investigated meat representations in the propaganda of the Italian regency of Fiume, Italian Fascism and East Germany regime.