Francesca L. Seracini, holds an MA in Foreign Languages and Literatures and a Ph.D. in Linguistic Sciences. She is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. Her research concerns legal language and translation, phraseology, corpus linguistics and professional communication. Her research is characterized by a methodological approach based on discourse analysis integrated with quantitative investigation in the tradition of corpus linguistics. Her publications include the volume Nuovi media e discorso politico. I blog nelle elezioni presidenziali americane [New Media and Political Discourse. Blogs in US Presidential Elections] (2014) and the journal article “Representation of Knowledge about Opioids between Criminalization and Medicalization” (2020).