Paolo Granata

University of St. Michael’s College

Paolo Granata is an educator, innovator, and a cross-disciplinary media scholar. Over 20-year academic career in research, teaching, and public engagement, he has held positions at the University of Bologna, the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna and Turin, and recently at the University of Toronto.

In 2019 he founded the Media Ethics Lab (, a research hub that studies the ways that digital media practices and emerging technologies are marked by ethical issues and decisive political, societal, and cultural questions.

Serving since 2018 as a board member of the Executive Committee at the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, his advocacy efforts are focused on digital equity and digital sustainability, to explore the potential that information and communication technologies hold for enacting positive social change.