Donato Santeramo is a Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Queen’s University in Kingston. He also holds positions at Middlebury College in Vermont, and Università di Roma II. He has published on various topics. His most recent publications are Semiotics: The Science of Signs (with M. Danesi), and Les langues et les symboles du crime organisé, eds., with E. Bertone and A. Nicaso. He has lectured in various universities in the US and Europe.