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Roberta Ferrari

Tutor didattico

Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali

Curriculum vitae

Education: Doctor in Politics, Institutions and History

2015 PhD in Politics, Institutions and History (awarded with the Vinka Kitarovic prize for publication)

Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy

Beatrice Potter/Beatrice Webb: A Political Life. The Political Thought of a «surplus woman» at the end of British Nineteenth Century

Supervisor: Prof Maurizio Ricciardi

Examining panel: Prof. Raffaella Gherardi (UNIBO), Prof. Mario Piccinini (UNIVE), Prof. Marco Buttino (UNITO)

2010 MA in History of Political Thought (110/110 summa cum laude)

Faculty of Political Science, University of Bologna, Italy

Excessive Citizenship. For a Feminist Perspective Beyond Citizenship

Supervisors: prof Sandro Mezzadra and prof Raffaella Baritono.

Current positions: Tutor at UNIBO

2019 BCSP, Indiana University – Bologna

Professor of History and concepts of Italian Fascism

2018- present University of Bologna

Teaching assistant in History of Political Thought and Contemporary History

2011-present University of Bologna

Editorial coordinator of Scienza & Politica. Per una storia delle dottrine (peer-reviewed journal “Fascia A”)

Previous positions: Research fellow at UNIBO

2018 Freie Universität - Berlin

Visiting fellow

2017-2018 University of Bologna

Teaching assistant in History of Political Thought and Contemporary History

2017-2018 University of Bologna

Research fellow at the Department of Political and Social Sciences

2016-2017 Foundation “Giuseppe Di Vagno”

Post-doc Researcher with a project titled: “Socialism at the Margins: Class and Nation in the Socialist Thought in South of Italy and Ireland (1883-1923)”.

2015-2016 German Historic Institute (DHI), Rome

Post-doc Researcher with a project titled The Plan of Corporatism. Programatic Economy and State Reconstruction between Italy and the USSR (1926-1943)

2004-2005 Goethe Universität Frankfurt a.M.

Erasmus Program

Fieldwork experience

2018 Archives Research at Staatsbibliothek - Berlin

2016 Archives Research at Foundation Ugo Spirito - Rome

2014 Archives Research at London School of Economics, British Library London, Oxford University, Newcastle University

2013 Archives Research at London School of Economics, British Library London

2012 Archives Research at London School of Economics, British Library London, Senate House London

Language Skills

Italian: native; English: fluent; German: fluent; French and Spanish: reading knowledg

Fellowship, awards, grants

2018 Freie Universität - Berlin

Visiting fellow

2017-2018 University of Bologna

Tutor grant in History of Political Thought and Contemporary History

2017-2018 University of Bologna

Research grant at the Department of Political and Social Sciences

2016-2017 Foundation “Giuseppe Di Vagno”

Research grant

2015-2016 German Historic Institute (DHI), Rome

Post-doc Research grant

2015 «Vinka Kitarovic prize». The Commission has judged the thesis worthy of publication

2011 PhD bursary in Politics, Institutions and History, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy

2008-2010 Grant scholarship the Summer School organized by Società Italiana delle Storiche.

2004-2005 Erasmus Fellowship at Goethe Universität Frankfurt a.M.

Commission of trust

Referee for the peer-reviewed journal Ricerche di Storia Politica, Italy

Referee for the peer-reviewed journal Storicamente, Italy

Referee for the peer-reviewed journal Filosofia politica, Italy

Editorial coordinator of the peer-reviewed journal Scienza & Politica, Italy

Research Team

  1. The Old Man and the Globe: founded in 2017, thanks to the work of Scienza & Politica,

    Website: https://scienzaepolitica.unibo.it/pages/view/ilvecchioeilglobo

  2. PRIN “Personalization, Institutionalization and Deinstitutionalization: the New Dynamics of Power in the Post-democratic Society”

Publications

a) Monograph

  • with Michele Cento, Il socialismo ai margini: classe e nazione nel pensiero e nelle politiche socialiste nel sud Italia e in Irlanda. Un’analisi comparativa (1883-1923), Soveria Mannelli, Rubbettino, 2018.
  • Beatrice Potter e il capitalismo senza civiltà. Una donna tra scienza, politica e amministrazione, Roma, Viella, 2017.

    b) Editor:

  • Beatrice Potter, On Marx and the Politics of Economic Discourse. Two Unpublished Manuscripts and Other Writings, in «Quaderni di Scienza&Politica», 6 (2017), pp. 7-92.

c) Essays in peer-reviewed journal, articles and chapters in collective volumes

  1. con Cuppini N., Il piano come strategia d’ordine del capitalismo, «Quaderni di Scienza & Politica», n.8/2019, forthcoming;
  2. Il fermento femminile. Marx e il patriarcato, in M. Battistini, E. Cappuccilli, M. Ricciardi, Meltemi, forthcoming;
  3. Charade of Democracy. From the Crisis of Individual to the Modernist Civilisation, in M. Cioli, P. Schiera, M. Ricciardi (eds), Traces of Modernism, Campus 2019, pp. 65-86;
  4. Una società senza qualità. L’ordine gerarchico del corporativismo di regime tra Italia e Germania, «Rivista Storica Italiana», 1/2019;
  5. Roundtrip to Anglo-Saxon Democracy: Beatrice Potter Webb’s Appraisal of Industry and Society, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2017, pp. 217-236.;
  6. Il discorso femminista. Storia e critica del canone politico moderno (E. Cappuccilli – R. Ferrari), «Scienza & Politica», 54/2016;
  7. Roberta Ferrari, Maurizio Ricciardi, Teodoro Tagliaferri. Michael Freeden, tra ideologia e teoria politica (a cura di Michele Marchi). «Ricerche di Storia Politica», 3/2016;
  8. Donne, migrazioni, confini in Movimenti indisciplinati. Migrazioni, migranti e discipline scientifiche, (a cura di) Maurizio Ricciardi e Sandro Mezzadra, Verona 2013, pp. 29-49;

D) Reviews:

  • Monica Cioli, Anche noi macchine! Avanguardie artistiche e politica europea, «Storicamente», giugno 2019;
  • Noel Thompson, Social Opulence and Private Restraint. The Consumer in British Socialist Thought Since 1800, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2015, «Ricerche di storia politica», 2/2016;
  • John Shepherd and Keith Laybourn, Britain’s First Labour Government, «Ricerche di storia politica», 3/2015;
  • John Callaghan, Ben Harker, British Communism. A Documentary History, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2011, pp. 304, in «Ricerche di storia politica», 2/2014;
  • L'altra metà del made in Italy, «Il Manifesto», 9 June 2016;
  • Le ciurme sono in alto mare, «Il Manifesto», 19 February 2016;
  • On the “Borders of Justice”, «Scienza & Politica», 47/2012;
  • Vie di fuga da identità colonizzate. Tra postcolonialità e nuove esperienze di (non)cittadinanza, «Il Manifesto», 29 March 2012.

Conferences

a) Invited presentations and seminars

2018 British Idealism and New Liberalism: Vision of Politics between UK and Italy, Department of Politics, Genoa. Paper: John A. Hobson and Piero Gobetti: Against the Supremacy of the Economic Spirit.

2018 Presentation of the book: Matteo Pasetti, L’Europa corporativa. una storia transnazionale tra le due guerre mondiali, Bologna 2016.

2017 Strategie dell'ordine: processi, fratture, soggetti. Paper: L’ordine oltre l’individualismo liberale. Spencer e Beatrice Potter.

2017 Presentation of the book: Maria Casalini, Anna Kuliscioff. La Signora del socialismo italiano, Roma 2013.

2017 “Why Revolution? Rivoluzioni mancate, rivoluzioni riuscite: riflessioni attorno e sulla rivoluzione del 1917” Paper: Clara Zetkin e Aleksandra Kollontaj.

2015 23rd AISNA Biennial Conference Harbors: Flows and Migrations of Peoples, Cultures, and Ideas. The U.S.A. in/and the World Naples, 24-26 September 2015, University of Neaples “L’Orientale”. Paper: Roundtrip to Anglo-Saxon democracy: Industry and Society in the work of Beatrice Potter Webb.

2015 Traces of Modernism between Art and Politics: From First World War to Totalitarianism, 7-9 October, DHI e Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rom, Paper: From London to Moscow: Beatrice Potter and the Civilisation of Character.

2012 Conferenza Internazionale dei Dottorandi, Potsdam – 25-26 October. Paper: Organizing Evolution. Beatrice Potter, Herbert Spencer and the Problem of Order.

b) Organisation of international conferences

2019 International Seminar on Global Planning - December 2019, University of Bologna, Department of Arts

Professional experience

Teaching activities

2019 BCSP, Indiana University – Bologna

Professor of History and concepts of Italian Fascism

2018 University of Bologna

Seminars on Carole Pateman in the class of Prof Ricciardi, History of Political Thought

2017- present University of Bologna

Teaching assistant in History of Political Thought and Contemporary History

Other activities

2011-present University of Bologna

Editorial coordinator of Scienza & Politica. Per una storia delle dottrine (peer-reviewed journal “Fascia A”)

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