Dr. Sabrina Bresciani is an assistant professor at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) where she conducts research on the topics of visual and multi-modal communication for organizational communication, and on  intercultural management communication.

She has been a visiting researcher at Harvard University (Boston), the University of Cambridge (U.K.) and the National University of Singapore.

She has published over seventy peer reviewed papers in international journals, as book chapters and proceedings of key international conferences. She received the Best Paper award from the Frontiers of Business Research in China International Symposium 2014, the International Conference of Information Visualization in 2010 and in 2013. She also received the Carolyn Dexter Award nomination at the Academy of Management Meeting in 2011, as well as several research grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Sabrina is/has been an visiting professor at various universities worldwide including  the Università della Svizzera italiana (Switzerland), the Central University of Finance and Economics (China), the Universidad del Pacifico (Peru), Aalto University (Finland), Franklin University Switzerland, the American University in Bulgaria, Eurocampus at Universidad Jaume I (Spain) and the University of Freiburg (Germany).

She is the founder and president of Kolours, a non-profit social enterprise supporting girls with disabilities in India through design.

She is also the co-founder and vice-president of Alice nel Paese delle Meraviglie (“Alice in Wonderlands”), a non-for-profit organization that supports the parents of children with autism spectrum disorder.


Academic affiliations:

University of St. Gallen, Switzerland: assistant professor of digital communication

Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland: visiting professor

Scuola cantonale di commercio di Bellinzona, Switzerland: expert for Economics


   National University of Singapore: Researcher 2009-2010. Host: Prof. B.C.Y Tan (President of the AIS).

   Harvard University, U.S.A.: Researcher 2009. Host. S.V. Subramanian.

   University of Cambridge, U.K.: Researcher 2007. Host: Alan Blackwell.

Ph.D. Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland. Summa cum laude.
Institute of Marketing and Communication Management.

M.Sc. Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland.
Communication and Economics, Major in Corporate Communication.

BA Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Industrial Design, Major in Communication Design.

With Prof. Yunus, Peace Nobel Laureate

International Experience:

sabrina bresciani experience

Lived in 8 countries:
– Switzerland (St. Gallen and Lugano)
– U.S. (Virginia and Boston)
– Spain
– Germany
– Singapore
– U.K.
– Italy
– India
Additional work experience in:
– Finland
– Bulgaria
– Peru
– China

Research and Teaching expertise:

– Knowledge Visualization and digital communication for Management
– Intercultural (Management) Communication
– Social Entrepreneurship and Organizational Behavior
– Experiential Learning (i.e., Field Trip to India)

Teaching at the MBA program at Universidad del Pacifico, Lima, Peru

Sabrina Bresciani teaching China
Teaching at the Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China

Funds and Awards:

2015 – Best paper proceedings, Academy of Management Meeting 2015, Vancouver, Canada.
2014 – Best Paper award at the Frontiers of Business Research Symposium, Beijing, China
2013 – Best Paper award at the International Conference of  Information Visualization IV13
2012 – Swiss National Science Foundation: two-year project funds on Knowledge Visualization for Intercultural Collaboration
2011 – Academy of Management: Carolyn Dexter Award nomination (MOC division)
2011 – IADIS Conference: Best Paper proceedings
2011 – XXII ISPIM Conference: Best Paper award nomination
2010 – International Conference of Information Visualization (IV10): best paper award
2009 – SNSF (Swiss National Science Foundation) 10-month research grant for conducting cross-cultural research
2009 – SNSF conference grant
2009 – Gender Service research grant  for conducting research (multilevel analysis) at Harvard University
2008 – SNSF grant

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