Sandro Mezzadra

Universita di Bologna

Advisory Board, Advisory Board member

Sandro Mezzadra

Sandro Mezzadra studied Philosophy and Political Science at the Universities of Genoa and Bologna. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Turin in 1993. He was a research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, of the Max Planck Gesellschaft für Rechtsgeschichte, and a visiting researcher at Duke University, at Goldsmiths (University of London) and between 2006 and 2008 he was eminent research fellow at the Centre for Cultural Research (University of Western Sydney).
As assistant professor of “History of Political Theories” since 1999, and as associate professor since 2007 he teaches Contemporary Political Theory and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Bologna (Faculty of Political Sciences). Since 1999 he has taught European History in a masters course organized by the University of Bologna in Buenos Aires. He is in charge of the internationalization process at the Department of Politics, Institutions and History.
His research interests have been focused for many years on the history of political, legal, and social sciences in Germany between the 19th and the 20th century. In recent years he has worked especially on the subject of citizenship, both from an historical standpoint and focusing on contemporary discussions. He has explored the relation between citizenship, migration, and globalization in a series of essays that have been translated in several languages and have been widely discussed at an international level. He has also played an important role in introducing postcolonial criticism in Italy. As a co-founder of the network UniNomade he is actively involved in debates within so-called post-workerism.


Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour ERC-AG-SH2).

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