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Marco is originally from Caracas, Venezuela. He holds a PhD from the Graduate Centre of the City University of New York. His dissertation looked at the role of metaphors in Hugo Chávez’s leadership discourse. He also has an MBA from Nicholls State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Languages and International Business from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. He is also a professional actor and his research focuses on the use of film and theatre in leadership development. At UCL he is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Management and the Director of the MSc Management programme.
Marco’s research focuses on the use of film and theatre in leadership development. He also studies the role of linguistic elements such as metaphors, similes, and storytelling in the leadership process. Read more.
Marco teaches Leadership & Communication and Research Methods. He also supervises postgraduate dissertations. Read more.
“Chávez: Rhetoric Made in Havana”, World Policy Journal. (with L. Lattig)
“Making Short Films as a Motivational Tool in Higher Education”, Lights, Camera, Action, and the Brain: The Use of Film in Education. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Metaphors in Hugo Chávez’s Political Discourse: Conceptualising Nation, Revolution and Opposition. VDM Verlag.