Emanuele Castano is on the faculty of the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science of the University of Trento, Italy, and a Researcher at the Italian National Research Council.

He has published extensively in scientific journals in fields ranging from cognitive science to international law, and taught in several countries about social perception and judgment, the effects of stereotyping on social interactions, and decision-making in interpersonal and intergroup contexts. 

At present, his main research interest is on the idea that fiction is a gym for social cognition. This work is particularly relevant for management for it shows how to boost collective and strategic intelligence

He has worked with international organizations and governments on issues related to collective identities, intercultural relations, and group dynamics. He has also consulted with businesses and institutions on learning behavior and behavior modification strategies.