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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

2002: Laurea cum laude in History of Political Thought. Title of the thesis: Through the Path of the West. Republicanism and Constitution in Simón Bolívar's Political Thought . In 2003 her work obtained the «Felice Battaglia award» for the best thesis in Philosophy and History of Political Thought.

2004: She attended, with a scholarship, the cycle of seminars 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 Universitary 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: United States of America and the European Nations: the question of American “exceptionalism”

2004-2007: PhD in Europe and Americas: Constitutions, Doctrines and Political Institutions, Department of Politics, Institutions and History of the 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 award».

2007-2008: post-PhD scholarship in The Knowledges of Politics at the Universitary Institute Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples.   

2008: Fellow researcher at the Goethe Universität in Frankfurt, Cluster of Excellence «Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen», with a research project on Security, insecurity, risk: looking at the historical and conceptual origins of some key-arguments in contemporary social and political debate.

Since 2009 is research fellow at the Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà, University of Bologna. 
In December 2014 she was qualified as an Associate professor in History of political thought and institution (14/B1).

Conferences and seminars

October 26, 2005: lecture within the cycle of seminars organized by the Department of Politics, Institutions, History, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bologna. Title of the lecture: Repubblicanesimo e processi di costituzionalizzazione nell'America del Sud. L'esperienza bolivariana.

November 3-4, 2005: lecture within the Conference L'Immigrazione al Femminile. Globalizzazione tra genere e identità culturale, organized by the University of Macerata and the University of Roma “La Sapienza”. Title of the lecture: Differenti cittadinanze. Donne migranti, lavoro, welfare.

2008

March 19: lecture at the University College London, for the Bentham Seminars organized by the Faculty of Law. Title of the lecture: A Fragment on the American Controversy.

September 11-14: lecture within the International Conference organized by the ISUS, International Society for Utilitarian Studies, at the University of Berkeley, California. Title of the lecture: Jeremy Bentham, A Fragment on Government and the American Controversy.

November 27: seminar on Jeremy Bentham, A Fragment on Government and the American Controversy, Cluster of Excellence «Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen», Teknische Universität, Darmstadt.

December 3-5: lecture for the international conference Floridablanca: la España de las reformas, 1728-1808 organized in Murcia, Spain, as an output of the project «Ciencia, Cultura y Sociedad para la divulgación y difusión de la Ciencia y Tecnología» dalla Consejería de Universidades, Empresa e Investigación e dalla Fundación Séneca. Title of the lecture: Stato amministrativo e discorso coloniale. Floridablanca, Bolívar e le colonie spagnole tra organizzazione e indipendenza.

2010

April 16: seminar organized on occasion of the publication of Differenza e relazione. L'ontologia dell'umano nel pensiero di Judith Butler e Adriana Cavarero. Con un dialogo tra le due filosofe, ed. by Lorenzo Bernini e Olivia Guaraldo, Verona, Ombrecorte, 2009, pp. 175, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Verona.

May 27: paper delivered during the symposium on Disobbedienza for the PhD course Comunicazione politica dall'antichità al XX secolo, Dipartimento di Discipline Storiche, Antropologiche e Geografiche, University of Bologna. Title of the paper: L'appropriazione del futuro: Jeremy Bentham, il Fragment on Government e la Rivoluzione americana

2011

March 23: lecture on Divisione sessuale del lavoro e riproduzione sociale transnazionale, for the seminar "Pensare le migrazioni", University of Salerno.

May 26: paper delivered at the symposium Tempo, sistema e conflitto. Concetti e modelli della storiografia for the PhD course Comunicazione politica dall'antichità al XX secolo, Dipartimento di Discipline Storiche, Antropologiche e Geografiche, University of Bologna. Title of the paper: Presente passato. Per una storia globale dei concetti politici e sociali.

2012

February the 2nd: lecture on Bolivarianism within the international symposium Iberian Postcolonialities, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

May the 3rd: paper delivered for the seminar Libertà e potere nella riflessione femminista contemporanea, a discussion with Brunella Casalini, Diana Sartori and Raffaella Baritono around W. Brown, La politica fuori dalla storia, prefazione e cura di P. Rudan, Laterza 2012, Dipartimento di Politica, Istituzioni, Storia University of Bologna.

June 15: lecture on E.J. Sieyès – J. Bentham, L'evidenza dei diritti, a cura di G. Ruocco, Macerata, EUM, 2019, Dipartimento di diritto pubblico e teoria del governo University of Macerata.

2013

April 18: paper delivered for the seminar Passato e futuro. Il tempo come spazio d'azione della comunicazione politica, Phd course Comunicazione politica dall'antichità al XX secolo, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà University of Bologna. Title of the Paper: Il futuro come comunicazione politica: scienza sociale e costituzione nella riflessione di Jeremy Bentham.

October the 3rd: lecture at the international conference Rebellion, resistance and revolution between the Old and the New World: discourses and political languages, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà University of BolognaTitle of the lecture: A Revolution without a people: Venezuela 1810-1830.

Dicember 13: paper delivered to the Symposium New Directions in Bentham Studies, Faculty of Law, University College, London. Title of the paper: The Constitution of Society.

2014

May 14: paper delivered at the conference organized by the Centre Bentham, Paris, at the Ecole de droit de Science Po: La Deontologie Publique: Trajectoire et Presence d'une Notion Ambiguë. Title of the paper: Influence as a constitutional factor.

August 20-22: paper delivered at the XIII conference of the International Society for Utilitarian Studies (Yokohama National University, Japan). Title of the paper: The Tribunal of Society: Public Opinion.

November 12: paper delivered at the seminar "18th century and the Constitution: Hume, Bentham and the revolution in government"; discussants: prof. Pietro Costa, prof. Pierangelo Schiera, prof. Luca Scuccimarra. The conference was organized by the Journal «Scienza&Politica» at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna. 

November 21-22: paper delivered during the "X Jornadas Sobre Utopía: Koina Ta Ton Philon: Habitar La Utopía", organized by the Instituto de Estudios Clásicos «Lucio Anneo Séneca» and the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Title of the Paper: The utopia of cooperation. Bentham, Owen and Thompson on organization 

2015

February 23: paper delivered at the Political Thought and Intellectual History Seminar organized at the Cambridge University - Trinity College. Title of the paper: The Art of Ruling Mind: Jeremy Bentham and the Public Opinion Tribunal.

May 21: lecture at the Summer School “Partecipazione politica idee, forme e modi fin dall'antichità”, Facoltà di Storia, Filosofia e Teologia, Dipartimento di Storia – Laurea Magistrale binazionale in Scienze storiche (BiBoG), Università di Bielefeld. Title of the lecture: A different Participation: Women beyond Emancipation (19th-20th century).

October 15-16: lecture at the Conference "Democracy and Freedom", at the Dipartimento di Pedagogia, psicologia e filosofia, University of Cagliari. Title of the lecture: Jeremy Bentham and total democracy

October 21-23: presentation during the international workshop "Violent political conflicts and legal responses: a transatlantic perspective (18th to early 19th century)", at the  Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt a.M. Titolo dell'intervento: Political violence and the constitution: Cádiz 1810-1812.

2016

April 22: participation to the «Seminar on political and social semantic» dedicated to the discussion of Judith Butler, Senses of the Subject (New York, Fordham University Press, 2015). The seminar has been organized at the Department of Social and Political Sciences - University of Firenze, by the «Interuniversitary Group on women's political subjectivity».

November 9: paper delivered during the conference «Parrhesia, eros, polis. tragedia greca, questioni contemporanee: letture etico-politiche», Università degli studi di Padova, Dipartimento di filosofia, sociologia, pedagogia e psicologia applicata. Title of the paper: La barbara donna selvaggia e il segreto della città. Medea di Christa Wolf.

December 13: participation to the seminar «Strategies of order: processes, fractures, subjects», coordianted by Raffaella Baritono and Maurizio Ricciardi at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Bologna. Title of the seminar: Carla Lonzi e l’imprevisto dell’ordine patriarcale.

2017

— January 26: contribution to the round table on Writing women’s history today, together with Maria Pia Casalena, Cesarina Casanova, Tiziana Lazzari. The round table was organized at the Department of History, Cultures, Civilization of the University of Bologna in the frame of the doctoral seminar on the volume Matronae in domo et in re publica agentes. Spazi e occasioni dell’azione femminile nel mondo romano fra tarda repubblica e primo impero, a cura di Francesca Cinerini e Francesca Rohr Vio (Trieste, EUT, 2016).

— March 24: contribution to the seminar The feminist discourse: History and critique of the modern political canon, organized at the Department of Political and Social Science of the University of Florence by the «Gruppo di lavoro interuniversitario sulla soggettività politica delle donne».

— June 1st: Gayatri Spivak between Marxism and Feminism, lecture for the seminar Provincializing Marx, coordinated by prof. Miguel Mellino, at the University L’Orientale, Naples.

— June 9: Legislation and Constitution in Jeremy Bentham’s Legal and Political Thought, lecture for the permanent seminar in History of Law and of Legal Thought, University of Padua.

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

 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

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

Editorial Experience

She is a member of the editorial board of the journal "Filosofia Politica"

She is a member of the editorial board of the journal "Annali Sismondi"

She is a member of the editorial board of the journal "Storicamente"

 

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 is the Representative of Fellow Researchers in the Department Counsel