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Dr Fernanda Gallo

Teaching Associate



I have been interested in the history of political thought since I was an undergraduate at the University of Naples Federico II. During my master at the same university and the course for advanced studies in Civic Education organized by Princeton University and Ethica Foundation I focused on Hegel’s reception in Italy during the Risorgimento. On this topic I have published a book in 2013 with the leading academic Italian publisher Laterza From “patria” to the State. The intellectual biography of Bertrando Spaventa. I have completed my PhD under the supervision of Prof. Maurizio Viroli at the University of Lugano on the interpretations of the Renaissance in nineteenth-century political thought, with a special focus on Italy. I am currently Teaching Fellow in “Citizenship and Public Opinion” at the University of Lugano and I am visiting post doc researcher at the Centre for the Study of the History of Political Thought at Queen Mary, where I am working on a project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation on The shaping of European identities: Modernity and the Reformation in the Risorgimento political thought.


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