Michele Catanzaro



Michele Catanzaro (Rome, 1979) is a journalist based in Barcelona. He has a PhD in Physics from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) on complex networks theory. He has worked since 2001 as a freelance, writing in English, Spanish, Italian, and Catalan, for outlets like Nature, Chemistry World, El Periódico, and Le Scienze, among others. He is the co-author of the book "Networks: A Very Short Introduction" (Oxford University Press, 2012) and of the documentary "Fast Track Injustice: The Óscar Sánchez Case" (2014), that received the Golden Nymph Award in 2015. His work has been recognized also by the King of Spain International Journalism; the European Science Writer of the Year 2016 Award; the BBVA Innovadata award; and the Prismas Award, among other prizes. He has coordinated two projects funded by the Journalism Fund. He has been Journalist in Residence at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies.

Funded project

African women scientists on the move

This project explores how the mobility of African women scientists feeds back into Africa’s development.