Stefania is an Associate Professor of Economic and Political Geography at the Department of Business and Economic Studies. She focuses her research on Cultural and Religious Tourism, Local and Territorial Development, Inner and Mountain Areas, Project Management and European Project Design. Her research and teaching activity combines with a significant participation as a speaker and chairman at conferences and seminars, as well as a good scientific production. As President of the Ars.Uni.VCO Association, she has been involved, also as scientific responsible, in several projects such as Comuniterràe. She is the Director of Upontourism. Vision, Strategy, Research for innovative and sustainable tourism, the Interdepartmental Centre for Tourism Studies of the University of Piemonte Orientale.