The Plight of Women in Italy


Location: Hesburgh Library, Special Collections Room

Marina Calloni, professor of social and political philosophy, University of Milan-Bicocca; Italian Fulbright, University of Notre Dame

Calloni is a full professor of social and political philosophy at the national University of Milano-Bicocca in Milan. She received her laurea (MA) in philosophy at the University of Milan, and received a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Pavia and a Ph.D. in social and political science at the European University Institute in Florence. She has been a research fellow at the University of Frankfurt, working by Jürgen Habermas, and senior researcher at the Gender Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has also been a visiting professor at the universities of Bremen (Germany), Vienna (Austria), Lugano (Switzerland), Hannover (Germany), and Kurume (Japan). This spring, she joins the University of Notre Dame as an Italian Fulbright, teaching political theory in the Department of Political Science.

Her research areas include: social and political philosophy; human rights and justice; gender issues; democracy, cultural conflicts, and the critique of violence; European citizenship and the public sphere; politics and science in post-socialist countries; international research networks; and cross-border co-operation.

Professor Calloni’s talk will be followed by a screening of the theatrical piece Libere, written by Cristina Comencini, directed by Francesca Comencini, produced by Di Nuovo, and starring Isabel Ragonese and Lunetta Savino.