Academic Staff

Francesca Cominelli,
Associate Professor University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, IREST

Francesca Cominelli is Associate Professor at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She holds a Ph.D in Economics and her research interests include economics of culture, cultural commons, public policies, and cultural tourism. More specifically she is interested in cultural diversity, intangible cultural heritage, creativity, innovation, and traditional craftsmanship. Previously, she worked as project specialist for INMA and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication (2008-2010), and as researcher for the European Investment Bank Institute (2013-2014), for the University of Lille 3 (2015) and for OECD (2018-2019). She is member of ICOMOS France.



  • Cominelli F., Jacquot S., Salin E. (2020), Iconographies et imaginaires du tango. In: Le patrimoine mondial; mise en tourisme, mise en images, Editions L’Harmattan.
  • Cominelli F., Jacquot S. (2020), Star Architecture Landing in UNESCO Sites: Local Frictions and Regulations. In: Alaily-Mattar N., Ponzini D., Thierstein A. (eds), About Star Architecture, Springer.
  • Cominelli F., Cornu M., Tornatore J.L. (2020), Dossier thématique: «patrimoine et commun(s)», In Situ: Revue des patrimoines.
  • Cominelli F. (2020), Patrimoine culturel immatériel: paradigmes économiques, débats et perspectives, In: Le patrimoine culturel immatériel au seuil des sciences sociales: Actes du colloque de Cerisy-la-Salle, septembre 2012, Paris, Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l’homme.
  • Cominelli F. (2019), Arts and Crafts Policies: Heritage vs Economics in France. In: Mignosa A., Kotipalli P. (eds) A Cultural Economic Analysis of Craft. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.
  • Cominelli F., Severo M., (2016), Patrimoine culturel immatériel: acteurs des réseaux en évolution, JurisArt, Dalloz.