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Elena Irrera

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Academic discipline: SPS/01 Political Philosophy

Short Bio

Elena Irrera is Senior Assistant Professor in Political Philosophy at the University of Bologna. In 2005 she achieved a PhD in Ancient Political Philosophy in Durham University (UK). From 2005 to 2007 and from 2009-2010 she has been Lecturer in Ancient Philosophy and Modern and Contemporary Ethics at Warwick University (UK). In 2008 and 2009 she has been Honorary Research Fellow in Ancient Philosophy at Durham University (UK). She has been member of the research group "Poetry and Philosophy in the light of Plato", placed in Bergen University (Norway) (2008-2015). She is permanent member of the Instituto de Estudios Clásicos para la Sociedad y la Politica "Lucio Anneo Séneca", at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. She has been project-coordinator for the FIRB project "Feeding Respect. Food policies and minority claims in multicultural societies" (Marzo 2012-Ottobre 2015). Within the framework of the project, she investigated issues of respect and tolerance in the history of political philosophy. She is the author of books on Aristotle and articles on issues of ancient, modern and contemporary political philosophy. Go to the Curriculum vitae


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