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Paola Rudan

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of History and Cultures

Academic discipline: SPS/02 History of Political Thought

Curriculum vitae

Education, scholarships and awards, academic experience

2002: Laurea cum laude in History of Political Thought, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bologna (title of the thesis: Along the Path of the West: Republicanism and Constitution in Simon Bolivar’s Political Thought). The thesis has been awarded by the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bologna, with the «Felice Battaglia prize».

2004-2007: PhD in Europe and Americas: Constitutions, Doctrines and Political Institutions, Department of Politics, Institutions and History, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bologna (title of the dissertation: From Constitution to Government. Jeremy Bentham and the Americas); in 2007 her doctoral thesis has been awarded by the «Fondazione Luigi Firpo. Centro di studi sul pensiero politico», with the «Mirella Larizza prize».

2004: She attended, with a scholarship, the course for PhD students Per la storia dei concetti giuridici e politici della tradizione europea, organized by the Centro di Ricerca sulle Istituzioni Europee (CRIE) and by the Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca sul Lessico Politico e Giuridico Europeo (CIRLPGE), at the University Institute Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples.

2005: She attended, with a scholarship, the Summer School organized by the Centro Interuniversitario di Storia e Politica Euro-americana: The United States of America and the European Nations: the question of American «exceptionalism».

2007-2008: She attended, with a scholarship, the post-doctoral course: The Knowledges of Politics at the University Institute Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples.

2008: Fellow researcher at the Goethe Universität in Frankfurt, Cluster of Excellence «Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen».

2009-2016: research fellow at the Department of History, Culture, Civilization, University of Bologna.

2014: National Scientific Qualification to Associate professor in History of political thought and institution (14/B1).

2016: Senior Assistant Professor ‒ fixed term (RtdB) at the Department of History, Culture, Civilization, University of Bologna.

2017: Short Residency, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University (NC).

Invited speaker to seminars or conferences (selection)

Differenti cittadinanze. Donne migranti, lavoro, welfare, national conference on L'Immigrazione al Femminile. Globalizzazione tra genere e identità culturale, organized by the University of Macerata and the University of Roma «La Sapienza» (November 3-4, 2005).

A Fragment on the American Controversy, Bentham Seminars, University College London, March 19, 2008.

Jeremy Bentham, A Fragment on Government and the American Controversy, Conference of the ISUS – International Society for Utilitarian Studies, Berkeley, California, September 11-14, 2008.

Stato amministrativo e discorso coloniale. Floridablanca, Bolívar e le colonie spagnole tra organizzazione e indipendenza, international conference Floridablanca: la España de las reformas, 1728-1808, organized in Murcia by the Consejería de Universidades, Empresa e Investigación and Fundación Séneca, December 3-5, 2008.

Bolivarianism, International symposium Iberian Postcolonialities, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, February 2, 2012.

A Revolution without a people: Venezuela 1810-1830, international conference Rebellion, resistance and revolution between the Old and the New World: discourses and political languages, University of Bologna, October 3, 2013.

The Constitution of Society, International Symposium New Directions in Bentham Studies, University College, London, December 13, 2013.

Influence as a Constitutional Factor, International Conference La Deontologie Publique: Trajectoire et Presence d'une Notion Ambiguë (Centre Bentham ‒ Ecole de droit de Science Po, Paris), May 14, 2014.

The Tribunal of Society: Public Opinion, XIII conference of the International Society for Utilitarian Studies, Yokohama National University, Japan, August 20-22, 2014.

The Utopia of Cooperation. Bentham, Owen and Thompson on Organization, «X Jornadas Sobre Utopía: Koina Ta Ton Philon: Habitar La Utopía» (Instituto de Estudios Clásicos «Lucio Anneo Séneca» and the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), November 21-22, 2014.

The Art of Ruling Minds: Jeremy Bentham and the Public Opinion Tribunal, Political Thought and Intellectual History Seminar, Cambridge University ‒ Trinity College, February 23, 2015.

Jeremy Bentham e la democrazia totale, national conference «Democracy and Freedom», University of Cagliari, October 15-16, 2015.

Political Violence and the Constitution: Cádiz 1810-1812, international workshop «Violent political conflicts and legal responses: a transatlantic perspective (18th to early 19th century)», Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt a.M., October 21-23, 2015.

La barbara donna selvaggia e il segreto della città. Medea di Christa Wolf, national conference «Parrhesia, eros, polis. tragedia greca, questioni contemporanee: letture etico-politiche», University of Padua, November 9, 2016.

Legislazione e costituzione nel pensiero politico e giuridico di Jeremy Bentham, seminar in History of Law and of Legal Thought, University of Padua, June 9, 2017.

The Human and the Appearance: A Critical Dialogue on Recognition, with Judith Butler and Rita Monticelli, «Summer School in Global Studies and Critical Theory», Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory, Bologna, June 28, 2017.

The Excentrical Center: From the Feminist Critique of Modern Subject to the Epistemological Privilege of «Woman», Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University (NC), November 15, 2017.

Research groups

PRIN 2006 Disuguaglianza: gerarchia, ingiustizia, pluralità. Con edizione di testi

PRIN 2008 Verso una nuova semantica del diritto e della politica. Crisi e trasformazioni dei lessici

PRIN 2010 Governamentalità biopolitica: inclusione e felicità. Genealogia storica e concettuale, sfide presenti e prospettive future di una politica per l'uomo e la società

2010-2015: International research project Iberian Postcolonialities: A Metahistory of Material Practices of Power

Teaching

2016-2017: Storia delle dottrine politiche (30 hours), First cycle degree/Bachelor in History.

2016-2017: Seminario 6 CFU (30 hours), First cycle degree/Bachelor in History.

2017-2018: Storia delle dottrine politiche (30 hours), First cycle degree/Bachelor in History.

2017-2018: Feminist critique of political and social thought (EN, 30 hours), Second cycle degree/Two years Master in History and Oriental Studies (course curriculum in Global Cultures).

Editorial Experience

Editorial board of the journal "Filosofia Politica" (member)

Editorial board of the journal "Annali Sismondi" (member)

Editorial board of the journal "Storicamente" (member)

Others

Member of the Associazione Italiana Storici delle dottrine politiche

Member of the Scientific Commettee of the Fondazione Istituto Gramsci dell'Emilia-Romagna.

Member of the International Society for Utilitarian Studies

From May 2014 to May 2016 she has been the Representative of Fellow Researchers in the Department Counsel