Laurea, Sapienza University, Rome, 1989. Doctor, Sapienza University, Rome, 1995.
He is a professor at the University of Rome and researcher in the Department of European, American and Intercultural Studies. He is one of the founders of Cognitive philology and Editor in chief of the Journal with the same name. Canettieri"s research interests include cognitive poetics and textual criticism (ecdotics).
Member of Association Italiana di Scienze Cognitive, Association Hispanica de Literatura Medieval, Association International d'Etudes Occitanes, Society Romana di Filologia, Society Italiana di Filologia Romanza.
Children: Julian, David, Leonardo, Gianlorenzo, Pietro.