Curriculum Vitae 2020
Name: Sandro Mezzadra
Date of birth: 22nd June 1963
Contact Address: Dipartimento delle Arti
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Education and Professional Qualifications
University of Turin, PhD History of Political Thought and Institutions (1993)
University of Bologna, Laurea in Scienze Politiche, 110/110 cum laude (MA, Political Science) (1989)
University of Genoa, Laurea in Filosofia, 110/100 cum laude (MA, Philosophy) (1985)
Fellowships, Scholarships, Visiting Professorships
Visiting Professor of Political Theory, New School for Social Research, New York, Department of Politics, August 2017-July 2018.
Visiting Research Fellow, Berliner Institut für empirische Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (BIM), Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, August 2016 – July 2017.
Kosmos Fellow, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie & Berliner Institut für empirische Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (BIM), Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, October 2015 – July 2016.
Visiting Fellow, Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI) and the Program in Literature, Duke University, Durham, NC, January 2015.
Visiting Professor, Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM), Buenos Aires, Programa Lectura Mundi – IDAES (Institute for advanced studies), October – November 2014.
Visiting Professor, Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM), Buenos Aires, Programa Lectura Mundi, October – November 2013.
Visiting Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, December 2010 and May 2013.
Visiting Fellow, Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI) and the Program in Literature, Duke University, Durham, NC, November 2010.
Research Fellow, Programme International d’Études Avancées (PIEA) de la Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (Paris) – Columbia Institute for Scholars at Reid Hall, joint research project “Conflicts, Claims, Law and Constitution-Building” (2009).
Visiting Fellow, University of Western Sydney, Centre for Cultural Research, Eminent Research Visitors Scheme (2006-2008).
Research Scholarship funded by the University of Bologna – CUNY (2003).
Research Scholarship – Max Planck Gesellschaft für Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt a.M (1999).
Research Scholarship – Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (1997-1998).
Post-doctoral Fellowship – University of Turin, Department of Political Studies (1994-1996).
Professor of Political Philosophy, 2020 – present. Courses taught: “Critical Theories of Contemporary Capitalism” (in English), “Political Philosophy”, “Politics of Imaginary”, “Politics of Intersectionality”.
Scientific qualification as Full Professor of Political Philosophy (National Italian procedure), 2013-2022.
Adjunct Fellow, 2012 – present, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University.
Associate Professor of Political Philosophy, 2012 – present, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna. Courses taught: “Frontiers of Citizenship”, “Political Philosophy”.
Associate Professor of History of Political Thought, 2007 – 2012, Department of Politics, Institutions, History, University of Bologna. Courses taught: “Frontiers of Citizenship”, “Colonial and Postocolonial Studies”.
Senior Lecturer in History of Political Thought, 1999 – 2007, Department of Politics, Institutions, History, University of Bologna. Courses taught: “History of Contemporary Political Thought”, “Frontiers of Citizenship”, “Colonial and Postocolonial Studies”.
In charge for internationalization, Department of Politics.
Visiting Professor, 1999-2008, University of Bologna, Buenos Aires campus. Course taught: “Western Europe since 1945: Citizenship Models and Political development”.
Lecturer, 1996-1997, Department of Sociology, University of Genoa.
Course taught: “Cultural Sociology”.
Experience of international PhD (co-)supervising and/or examining
2020: Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Centro de educação e ciências humanas, Departamento de sociologia PhD Candidate: Paolo Targioni; title of the dissertation: Linhas que separam, linhas que unem: percepção da fronteira na cidade de Cáceres – MT)
2019: National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan (PhD candidate: Poonam Sharma; title of the dissertation: The Invisible Politicized Roles and Religious Disorganization of Bangladeshi and Nepali Migrants in West Bengal and North-East India).
2019: UNSAM, Buenos Aires (PhD candidate: Andrea Fagioli; title of the dissertation: Clase y multitud: la subjetividad política desde la perspectiva del marxismo postoperaista).
2019: King’s College, London (PhD candidate: Aila Spathopoulou; title of the dissertation: Performing the Hotspot, Embodying its Violence: Migrants’ uneven geographies within and against the hotspot regime governing Greece).
2017: Central European University, Budapest (PhD candidate: Raia Apostolova; title of the dissertation: Moving Labor Power and Historical Forms of Migration).
2017: Université Paris Nanterre (PhD candidate: Daniel Veron; title of the dissertation: Sociologie des sans-papiers. Processus d’illégalisation des migrantes et expériences clandestines (Paris, Buenos Aires, Montréal).
2016: Universität Wien (PhD candidate: Antonella Ceccagno; title of the dissertation: Global Labor Regimes and Local Policies: The Chinese-run Fast Fashion Industry in Prato, Italy).
2016: Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense – Università di Torino (PhD candidate: Simona De Simoni; title of the dissertation: Filosofia politica dello spazio: il programma di ricerca di Henri Lefebvre e le sue conseguenze teoriche).
2015: Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (PhD candidate: Davide Gallo Lassere; title of the dissertation: Argent et capitalisme. De Marx aux monnaies du commun).
2015 Goldsmith College, University of London (PhD candidate: Charles Heller; title of the dissertation: Liquid Trajectories. Documenting Illegalized Migration and the Violence of Borders).
2015 Goldsmiths College, University of London (PhD candidate: Lorenzo Pezzani; title of the dissertation: Liquid Traces. Spatial practices, aesthetics and humanitarian dilemmas at the maritime borders of the EU).
2014 Ohio State University (PhD candidate: Joshua J. Kurz; title of the dissertation: The Figure of the Refugee).
2014 Université libre de Bruxelles/LUISS Guido Carli; GEM PhD School, Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate, Globalisation, the EU & Multilateralism (PhD candidate Chenchen Zhang; title of the dissertation: Territory, Rights and Mobility: Theorising the Citizenship/Migration Nexus in the Context of Europeanization).
2013 Goldsmiths College, University of London (PhD candidate: Marina Tazzioli; title of the dissertation: Countermapping Migration Governmentality. Arab Uprisings and Practices of Migration Across the Mediterranean).
2012 Macquarie University, Sydney (PhD candidate: Olivia Hamilton; title of the dissertation: Another(’s) Rome: Difference and Belonging in a Twenty-first Century City).
2011 University of Paris Diderot – Paris 7 (PhD candidate: Matthieu Renault; title of the dissertation: Frantz Fanon et les langages décoloniaux. Contribution à une généalogie de la critique postcoloniale).
2011 University of Sevilla Pablo de Olavide (PhD candidate: Edileny Tomé da Mata; title of the dissertation: La efectividad de los derechos sociolaborales de los inmigrantes negroafricanos en Andalucia).
2011 University of Buenos Aires (PhD candidate: Verónica Gago; title of the dissertation: Mutaciones en el trabajo en la Argentina post 2001: entre la feminización y el trabajo esclavo).
2006 University of Frankfurt (PhD candidate: Manuela Bojadzjev; title of the dissertation: Die windige Internationale. Rassismus und Kämpfe der Migration).
2004 University of Utrecht (PhD candidate: Rutvica Andrijasevic; title of the dissertation: Trafficking in Women and the Politics of Mobility in Europe).
Goldsmiths College, University of London, Department of Sociology – application for the post of Professor/Reader of Sociology. Short-listed (interviews held on June 26th, 2006).
Goldsmiths College, University of London, Centre for Cultural Studies – application for the post of Professor of Cultural Studies. Short-listed (interviews held on February 27th, 2006).
2016 – present: member of the international advisory board of From the South: A Transdisciplinary Journal of postcolonial Humanities.
2014 – present: member of the editorial review of the series «Frontiers of the Political», Rowman & Littlefield International.
2013 – present: member of the Editorial Board of Cultural Studies.
2013 – present: member of global advisory board of the series Pivot. Breaking the Boundaries of Traditional Scholarly Communication – Politics and Mobility (Palgrave)
2012 – present: member of editorial board of International Political Sociology (published by Wiley-Blackwell)
2012 – present: member of editorial board of Materiali foucaultiani
2009 – present: member of editorial board, Traces. A Multilingual Series of Cultural Theory and Translation (Ithaca, NY – Hong Kong).
2008 – present: international contributing editor, Interventions: The International Journal of Postcolonial Studies (published by Routledge).
2008 – 2012: member of editorial board, Subjectivity (published by Palgrave MacMillan).
2004 – present: member of board of directors, Studi culturali (Bologna)
2003 – present: member of editorial board, Scienza & Politica (Bologna)
2004 – 2002: directing editor, DeriveApprodi (Roma)
2000 – 2002: member of editorial board, Il mulino (Bologna)
1994: regular contributor to the daily newspaper il Manifesto (Roma)
1987 – present: member of editorial board, Filosofia politica (Bologna)
Academic and Scientific Associations
- Centre for Postcolonial Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London, member of the International Advisory Board
- Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Erforscung des politischen Denkens
- Hugo Preuss Gesellschaft (Vorstand)
- Associazione italiana storici delle dottrine politiche
- Center for the Study of Invention and Social Process (CSISP) – Goldsmiths University, London
- Institute for International Studies, University of Technology, Sydney, Contesting Euro Visions project key partner
- Calcutta Research Group – International Advisory Committee
- International Studies Association, ISA (member)
- Association des Amis de la FMSH
Active knowledge: Italian (mother tongue), English, German, Spanish
Reading knowledge: French.
2019-2021: PLUS (Platform Labor in Urban Spaces: Fairness, Welfare, Development). Horizon 2020 Call: H2020-SC6-Transformations. Topic: transformations-01-2018. Type of action: RIA. Sandro Mezzadra is the coordinator of the European consortium and of the Bologna research unit.
2019-2020: RELEVANT REALISM (H2020 MSCA-IF-EF-ST). Sandro Mezzadra is the coordinator of the project.
2016-2020: GLOBUS (Reconsidering European Contributions to Global Justice). Horizon 2020 Call: H2020-INT-SOCIETY-2015. Topic: INT-03-2015. Type of action: RIA. Sandro Mezzadra is a member of the Bologna research unit.
2012-2014: MIGPRO (Beyond Cinicism and Bare Life: Practices of Citizenship Against Migrants’ Inclusive Exclusion), FP7-PEOPLE. Sandro Mezzadra is the coordinator of the project.
2011-2014: OECUMENE (Citizenship after Orientalism), European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour ERC-AG-SH2). Principal investigator: Engin Isin (Open University, Milton Keynes, UK). Sandro Mezzadra is a member of the Advisory Board.
2010-2013: MIG@NET (Transnational Digital Networks, Migration and Gender), FP7. Coordinator: Panteion University, Athens. Sandro Mezzadra coordinates the Bologna research unit (funding: ca. 140.000 euros).
2008-2011: GeMIC (Gender, Migration, and Intercultural Interactions in the Mediterranean and South East Europe: an interdisciplinary perspective), FP7. Coordinator: Panteion University, Athens. Sandro Mezzadra coordinates the Bologna research unit (funding: ca. 130.000 euros).
2007-2010: ATACD (A Topological Approach to Cultural Dynamics), FP6. Coordinator: Goldsmiths College, University of London. Sandro Mezzadra coordinates the Bologna research unit (funding: ca. 10.000 euros).
2020-2023: The Geopolitics of Automation, Discovery project funded by the Australian Research Council. Sandro Mezzadra is partner investigator.
2017-2020: Social Movements Lab, Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University. Sandro Mezzadra co-directs the Lab with Michael Hardt.
2016-2019: Data Centres and the Governance of Labour and Territory, Discovery project funded by the Australian Research Council. Sandro Mezzadra is partner investigator.
2016 (April – December): Politiken und Vermittlung mobile Arbeit (“Politics and intermediation of mobile labor”), project funded by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Migrants, Refugees, and Integration, Berliner Institut für empirische Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (BIM), Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Sandro Mezzadra coordinates the project with Manuela Bojadzijev.
2013-2016: Logistics as Global Governance: Labour, Software and Infrastructure along the New Silk Road, Discovery project funded by the Australian Research Council. Sandro Mezzadra is partner investigator.
2011-2012: Belonging Differently, Task force established by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). Sandro Mezzadra is a member.
2009-2012: Transit Labor. Creative Labour and Social Mobilities in the Asian Century, Discovery project funded by the Australian Research Council. Sandro Mezzadra is partner investigator.
Selected talks, conferences, and seminars (2014-2020)
January 25 2014: Border as Method. Knowledge and Politics beyond the Nation, keynote speech, “L’Italian theory existe-t-elle? Does Italian Theory Exist?”, International conference, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense – Université Paris-Sorbonne.
March 1 2014, Europa como provincia, paper presented at the international meeting “El nuevo rapto de Europa: deuda, guerra, revoluciones democráticas”, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid.
March 29 2014, At the Multiple Borders of Politics: in Search for the Subject of the Common, paper presented at the international symposion “Political Abilities”, Institut für Philosophie, Universität Innsbruck.
April 26 2014, Da teoria da dependência ao direito de fuga, speech delivered at the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Programa Próximo Futuro, Novos Poderes, Lisbona.
May 20 2014, La frontera como método. Prácticas de movilidad y espacio global, lecture delivered at the Técnologico de Monterrey, México.
May 28 2014, La frontera como método. Migraciones, capitalismo y globalización, lecture delivered at Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México.
May 30 2014, Desafiando fronteras. Control de la movilidad y experiencias migratorias en el contexto capitalista, talk delivered at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Centro de Investigaciones sobre América del Norte (CINAM).
June 9 2014, The Indian Mirror. Subaltern Studies, Colonialism, Postcolonialism, paper presented at the international conference “Religious pluralism, cultural differences, social and institutional stability: What can we learn from India?”, Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”.
June 19 2014, The Uses of Foucault in Migration and Border Studies, paper presented at the international conference “Foucault(s) 1984-2014”, Université Paris Est-Créteil – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
June 24-27 2014, Global Borders, course held at the Bologna Duke Summer School on Global Studies and Critical Theory, University of Bologna.
August 26 2014, The Geographies of the Crisis, talk at the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney.
August 26 2014, The State of Capitalist Globalization, joint workshop by Sandro Mezzadra and Brett Neilson, Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney.
September 22 2014, Expanding the Margins, opening lecture at the summer school “Expanding the Margins”, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie & Berliner Instituts für empirische Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (BIM), Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.
October 10 2014, Karl Marx. Per un approccio multilineare alla storia del capitalismo, lecture held at Università di Napoli, “L’Orientale”.
October 15 – November 12 2014, “Capitalismo extractivo, transformaciones del estado y neoliberalismo”, a joint seminar by Verónica Gago and Sandro Mezzadra, IDAES/UNSAM, Buenos Aires.
October 27 2014, Repensando las fronteras: Migraciones, Estados y luchas sociales, seminar held at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina), Centro de Investigaciones y Estudio sobre Cultura y Sociedad (CIECS) Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET).
November 5 2014, ¿Qué es la política popular?, joint workshop by Partha Chatterjee and Sandro Mezzadra, Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Buenos Aires.
November 7-8 2014, Capitalismo extractivo, transformaciones del estado y nuevas instituciones comunes, seminar held at the Facultad Libre de Rosario, Argentina.
November 11 2014, Finanzas y América Latina, talk at Centro Cultural de la Cooperación, Buenos Aires, Lectura Mundi/UNSAM – Departamentos de Economía Política y Estudios Políticos CCC.
November 12 2014, La cocina de Marx. El sujeto y su producción, seminar held at the Centro Universitario San Martín (CUSAM), Dentro la Unidad Penal N° 48 de máxima seguridad de José León Suárez.
November 24 2014, Lavoro, confini, cittadinanza, seminar held within the series “XX anni dal Lungo ventesimo secolo di Giovanni Arrighi”, Dipartimento di Scienze della Formazione, Università di Roma Tre.
December 4 2014, A Historical-Geographical Materialism? Staging a Dialogue Between Marx and Gramsci, keynote lecture at the international conference “Crisis, Risks, and New Regionalisms in Europe”, Università di Milano, Polo Universitario Sesto San Giovanni.
December 8 2014, Reading Marx on ‘Primitive Accumulation’ Today. Extraction, Dispossession, Exploitation, seminar held within the series “Accumulation primitive”, Paris, École normale supérieur.
January 20-29 2015, Capitalist Operations: Extraction, Finance, Logistics, Infrastructure, a two-weeks joint seminar held by Sandro Mezzadra and Michael Hardt, Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC.
February 13 2015, Postcolonialismo e teoria critica: un’agenda di ricerca, lecture held for the MA students in Teoria critica della società, Università di Milano Bicocca.
February 20 2015, Condizione postcoloniale, postcolonialismo, studi postcoloniali. Un provvisorio bilancio, keynote lecture at the international conference “Archivi del futuro – il postcoloniale, l’Italia e il tempo a venire”, Università degli studi di Padova.
March 27 2015, The Multiple Shadows of the Color Line. Borders, Migration, Labor – and Race, keynote lecture at the 11. Kritnet Tagung, “Rassismus und Ökonomie im europäischen Migrations- und Grenzregime”, Zürich, Shedhalle/Rote Fabrik, co-organizzato dal Zentrum Geschichte des Wissens, Universität Zürich.
April 29 2015, From Social Struggles to Political Institutions? Processes of Institutionalization and Transformation of Social Movements between the Latin American and the European Experience, seminar held at the European University Institute, Fiesole.
May 14 2015, Il laboratorio dell’America Latina. Movimenti, governi e pratiche del comune, joint seminar by Luigi Ferrajoli and Sandro Mezzadra, within the series “I confini del diritto”, Biblioteca del Senato “Giovanni Spadolini”, Roma.
June 12 2015, What is at Stake in the Mobility of Labor? Borders, Migration, Contemporary Capitalism, keynote lecture at the international conference “Migration and Late Capitalism. Critical Intersections with the Asia-Pacific and Beyond”, Presented by the Migration and Mobility Program of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria, British Columbia (Canada).
June 26 2015, Borders, Citizenship & Mobility, a dialogue between Nicholas De Genova and Sandro Mezzadra, Department of Geography, King’s College, London.
June 29 2015, A Dialogue on Capital’s and Labor’s Histories, Dipesh Chakrabarty & Sandro Mezzadra, The Bologna – Duke Summer School on Global Studies and Critical Theories, 2015 edition, Dipartimento di Storia, Culture, Civiltà, Università di Bologna.
July 3 2015, Capital, Capitalism, Critique. Then and Now, closing lecture, The Bologna – Duke Summer School on Global Studies and Critical Theories, 2015 edition, Dipartimento di Storia, Culture, Civiltà, Università di Bologna.
Novembre 9 2015, Sujetos políticos y trabajo vivo en el capitalismo global, keynote lecture, Benemérita Universidad autónoma de Puebla, México, Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades.
November 11 2015, Migración y trabajo vivo en el capitalismo global, keynote lecture at the international conference Migración y trabajo vivo en el capitalismo global. Una discusión latinoamericana sobre la perspectiva de la autonomía de las migraciones.
November 18 2015, La perspectiva de la autonomía de las migraciones: nuevos enfoques teóricos para comprender los movimientos humanos, keynote lecture at Segundo coloquio de estudios migratorios, ¿Crisis de la globalización? Los derechos humanos y la nueva agenda de investigación en migración, UNAM, Città del Messico, DF.
December 11 2015, The Multiple Shades of Neoliberalism. Social Movements, “Progressive” Governments, and new Political Conflicts in Latin America, keynote lecture at the international conference “Spaces and Tactics of Politics: Transnational Connections, Neoliberalisation, and the Reshaping of Civil Society”, University of Turku (Finnland), Department of Social Research/Turku Political Sociology Study Group” (TURPO).
January 29 2016, Concluding remarks, final talk at the international Symposium “The Role of (Post-)Colonial Public Intellectuals in Europe: Figures, Idea, and Connections”, The Postcolonial Initiative, Utrecht University.
April 1 2016, Transformando Europa: renta, fronteras y derechos del común, lecture delivered within the “Encuentro Internacional: Máquinas constituyentes: poder constituyente, biopolítica, democracia”, Fundación de los Comunes –Museo Reina Sofía y de Intermediae, Madrid.
April 2 2016, Crisis sistémica y poder constituyente en Europa, lectured delivered at MACBA, Barcellona.
April 18 2016, Logistik und Migration. Neue Herausforderung für Migrationsforschung?, a joint lecture by Sandro Mezzadra e Manuela Bojadzijev, Think&Drink-Kolloquiums, Lehrbereich Stadt- und Regionalsoziologie, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.
June 14 2016, A constituent process in Europe? Crisis, emergency government, and the chance for a new democratic invention, lecture delivered in Athens, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Verbindungsbüro Griechenland.
June 23 2016, Borders and Migration. Emerging Challenges for Migration Research and Politics in Europe, “Berlin Lecture 2016”, Berliner Institut für empirische Integrations- und Migrationsforschung, Humboldt Universität, Senatsaal, Berlin.
June 29 2016, Global Borders and Emerging Formations of Racism in the Contemporary World, “Critical dialogue” held in Bologna in the framework of the Summer School in Global Studies and Critical Theory, jointly organized by the University of Bologna, University of Virginia, and Duke University. Participants: Sandro Mezzadra, Achille Mbembe, Juan Obarrio.
July 26 2016, Repensar los márgenes. Perspectivas poscoloniales sobre la Modernidad y la Globalización, inaugural lecture held at the Summer School “Canarias y la mirada decolonial”, Universidad de Verano de Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, July 26-28.
September 6 2016, Global borders, keynote lecture, held at the Summer school “Border regimes: confrontations, configurations, transpositions”, organized by the Graduate School of the Humanities, Philosophisch-historische Fakultät, Universität Bern, Kandersteg (Switzerland), September 5-9.
September 19 2016, The Potential of the Logistical Gaze with Respect to Migration, joint inaugural lecture by Sandro Mezzadra and Manuela Bojadzijev, Kosmos Summer University “Investigating Logistics”, Humboldt Universität, Berlin.
October 10-12 2016, Borders of the Human, a three-day discussion with Sandro Mezzadra and Naoki Sakai, A Winton Chair Cornerstone Event, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
November 30 2016, Logistics, Mobility, and Migration. A New Emerging Agenda for Migration Research?, paper presented at the “4th SCMR-JEMS Conference. Migration & Changing Societies: Research Agendas”, Sussex Center for Migration Research, University of Sussex, Brighton.
December 2 2016, Migrazioni e lavoro. L’Europa è un progetto neoliberale?, talk given within the seminar series “Migrazioni, crisi umanitarie, sicurezza”, organized by the journal il Mulino, Bologna.
December 9 2016: Logistische Regulation migrantischer Arbeit. Eine Forschungsperspektive, presentation of the outcomes of the research project “Politiken und Vermittlung mobiler Arbeit”, panel with Moritz Altenreied, Manuela Bojadzijev, Leif Höfler, Sandro Mezzadra and Mira Wallis within the framework of the conference Zwischen Migrations- und Arbeitsmarktpolitik, BIM, Humboldt Universität, Berlino.
March 18 2017: Il Mediterraneo e la moltiplicazione dei confini, keynote lecture held at the international conference “Giovani dopo le primavere arabe. Immaginari e movimenti tra le due sponde del Mediterraneo”, Genova, Palazzo Ducale March 17-18, 2017.
April 3 2017: A Logistical Gaze on Globalization, paper presented at the international conference Logistics: Labor, Infrastructures, Territories, Università di Padova, April 3-4.
April 10 2017: Excavating Contemporary Capitalism. Toward a Critique of Extraction Writ Large, lecture held at the University of Virginia, Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, Charlottesville.
April 14 2017: Operations and Optionality, a grad student workshop jointly held by Sandro Mezzadra and Bob Meister, Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT), University of Chicago.
April 19 2017: Excavating Contemporary Capitalism. Toward a Critique of Extraction Writ Large, lecture held at the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT), University of Chicago.
May 12 2017: Dopo la lunga estate della migrazione. Le molteplici crisi del regime europeo di controllo dei confini, paper presented at the international conference “Beyond Borders. Refugees and Struggles in Europe”, Firenze, Scuola Normale Superiore, Institute of Human and Social Sciences.
May 15 2017: Studying Europe after the Global Turn, a workshop with Sandro Mezzadra e Pierre Yves Saunier, Universität Basel, Europainstitut.
May 20 2017: Logistical Worlds, paper presented at the international conference “TEU Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit”, organized by ON in collaboration with Laboratorio di Sociologia Visuale, Università di Genova, Sala chiamata CULMV, Genova, May 19-21.
May 31 2017: Democracy Under Erasure? The European Union and Its Multiple Crises, lecture held at the International Institute for Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.
June 3 2017: Bordering the Global: the Multiplication of Labor and the Challenges of Decolonization, keynote lecture at the international conference “Conflict, Justice and Decolonization II: Paradigm Shift of the Colonial-Imperial Order and the Aporia of Human Sciences”, June 2-3.
June 22 2017: The Figure of the Activist Scholar: Within and Against the Global University?, paper presented at the international conference “The Critical Tasks of the University”, organized by the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs (UC Berkeley), the Chair on the Academic and the Civic (Utrecht University), and The Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory, University of Bologna, J, 22-24.
July 5 2017: Confronting contemporary capitalism: dispossession, exploitation, extraction, “Critical dialogue” between Sandro Mezzadra and David Harvey, held in Bologna in the framework of the Summer School in Global Studies and Critical Theory, jointly organized by the University of Bologna, the University of Virginia, and Duke University.
July 14 2017: Limites y potencialidades de la ampliación de una categoría del derecho humanitario, paper presented at the workshop “La desaparición forzada de personas: circulación transnacional y usos sociales de una categoría del derecho humanitario”, International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Oñati, España, July 13-14.
October 12 2017: The “Migration crisis” in Europe and the Current Global Predicament, a seminar featuring Sandro Mezzadra and Étienne Balibar in conversation, The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University, New York.
November 9 2017: Border as Method, or, the Multiplication of Labor, “The Bernard Klein Memorial Lecture,” Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Science, Kingsborough Community College – City University of New York.
December 4 2017: Fortress Europe? Borders, Bodies, Politics, roundtable discussion among Sandro Mezzadra, Nicholas De Genova and Françoise Vergès. The Committee on Globalization and Social Change. The Graduate Center – City University of New York.
December 7 2017: Logistical Borderscapes, seminar held at the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, New School for Social Research (Theorizing Mobility series).
February 8 2018: Exploring the Landscapes of Extraction. Contemporary Capitalism, Social Struggles, and the State, talk delivered at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.
February 13 2018: Exploring the Landscapes of Extraction. Contemporary Capitalism, Social Struggles, and the State, talk delivered at the New School for Social Research, Department of Politics, New York.
April 13 2018: Contemporary Capitalism and Extraction: The Politics of Social Cooperation, a dialogue between Sandro Mezzadra and Michael Hardt, University of North Carolina, Department of Communication.
April 21 2018: Bordering Europe. Thinking Migration Politically in Hard Times, keynote Spring Constellations lecture, New York, New School for Social Research.
May 3 2018: Landscapes of Extraction, talk delivered at McGill University, Montreal: an event sponsored by Critical Social Theory at McGill.
May 4 2018: Understanding Extraction, a seminar by Sandro Mezzadra, GEM (Global Emergent Media) Lab, Concordia University, Montreal.
May 11 2018: Borders, Bodies, Labor, a conversation with Sandro Mezzadra, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York.
November 15 2018: Sealing Borders? Rethinking Border Studies in Hard Times, Keynote lecture held at the International Conference B/orders in Motion. Current Challenges and Future Perspectives, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), and Collegium Polonicum (Slubice).
February 8 2019: An Extractive Turn in Global Capitalism?, Talk delivered at the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam.
April 24 2019: An Extractive Turn in Global Capitalism? Patterns of Valorization, Social Struggles, and the State, Talk delivered at the “Global China and the Future of Capitalism Seminar Series”, organized by The Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong & The Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong in collaboration with The French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC).
April 25 2019: Unpacking the Border. Global Capitalism, Social Conflicts, and the Contemporary Geographic Turmoil, Talk delivered at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Communication Seminar Series).
May 4 2019: The Gaze of Autonomy, a Marxist Gaze? Taking Stock of the Autonomy of Migration Approach, Plenary talk delivered at the Historical Materialism 2019 Athens Conference, “Rethinking Crisis, Resistance, and Strategy”, Panteion University, Athens.
May 10 2019: Per la critica dell’economia politica del governo, paper presented at the workshop “Per una concezione democratica del governo”, Università di Padova, Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, Giuridiche e Studi Internazionali.
May 27 2019: At the Borders of Europe, paper presented at the conference “Possibilités et obstacles d'une Europe politique. Autour de l'œuvre d'Étienne Balibar”, organized by the Centre de Philosophie juridique et politique, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Maison de l’Europe, Paris.
June 16 2019: Class Struggle, Labor Power, and the Politics of the Body. Marxian Threads in the Work of Michel Foucault, talk delivered at the Institute for Research in Humanities, University of Kyoto.
September 13, 2019: Alienation: A Crucial Problematic Beyond the Pitfalls and Shortcomings of a Concept, keynote lecture held at the “Critical Legal Conference 2019”, University of Perugia.
October 2, 2019: Proliferating Borders in the Battlefield of Migration. Rethinking Freedom of Movement, keynote lecture held at the V South by Midwest International Conference on Latin American Cultural Studies, Liquid Borders / Fronteras líquidas, Washington University in St. Louis.
November 2, 2019: Proliferating borders in the battlefield of migration. Rethinking freedom of movement, keynote lecture at the Kyiv Biennial 2019 – “The Black Cloud”, Kyiv.
November 13, 2019: Confini e migrazioni. Insorgenze spaziali e cartografie fuor di sesto, paper presented at the conference Migrazioni. Dove va la geografia?, Dipartimento di Storia, Culture e Civiltà, Università di Bologna.
February 27, 2020: Il realismo rivoluzionario di Marx, paper presented in the framework of the seminar “Il realismo politico e l’impossibile”, “Centro Arendt”, Università degli Studi di Verona.
Publications in English
S. Mezzadra – B. Neilson, The Politics of Operations. Excavating Contemporary Capitalism, Durham, NC and London: Duke University Press. 2019.
S. Mezzadra, In the Marxian Workshops. Producing Subjects, London: Rowman and Littlefield, 2018.
S. Mezzadra – B. Neilson, Border as Method, or the Multiplication of Labor, Durham, NC and London: Duke University Press, 2013.
V. Borghi – S. Mezzadra, In The Multiple Shadows of Modernity. Strategies of Critique of Contemporary Capitalism, Saarbrücken: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011.
b. Edited books
S. Mezzadra – J. Reid – R. Samaddar (eds), The Biopolitics of Development. Reading Michel Foucault in the Postcolonial Present, New Delhi and Heidelberg: Springer, 2013.
É. Balibar – S. Mezzadra – R. Samaddar (eds), The Borders of Justice, Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2011.
A. Fumagalli – S. Mezzadra (eds), Crisis in the Global Economy: Financial Markets, Social Struggles, and New Political Scenarios, Los Angeles, CA: Semiotext(e), 2010.
c. Edited journals issues
S. Mezzadra – M. Hardt (eds), South Atlantic Quarterly, 119:1, January 2020 (special section on “Mediterranea: Sea Rescue as Political Action”).
S. Mezzadra – M. Hardt (eds), South Atlantic Quarterly, 116:4, November 2017 (special issue on “October! The Soviet Centenary”). S. Mezzadra – A. Amendola – T. Terranova (eds), Theory, Culture & Society, 32 : 7-8, December 2015 (special issue on “Eurocrisis, Neoliberalism and the Common”).
S. Mezzadra – B. Neilson (eds), South Atlantic Quarterly, 114:1, January 2015 (special issue on “Extraction, Logistics, and Finance”).
S. Mezzadra – N. Sakai (eds), Translation. A Transdisciplinary Journal, issue 4, 2014 (special issue on “Politics”).
S. Mezzadra – H. Friese (eds), European Journal of Social Theory, 13 (2010), 3 (special issue on ‘Mobility and Migration’).
d. Journal essays and book chapters
S. Mezzadra, “Abolitionist Vista of the Human. Border Struggles, Migration, and Freedom of Movement.” Citizenship Studies, 24 (2020), 4: 424-440.
S. Mezzadra, “Class Struggle, Labor Power, and the Politics of the Body. Marxian Threads in the Work of Michel Foucault.” Zinbun (Institute for Research in Humanities Kyoto University), 50 (2020): 57-69.
S. Mezzadra, “Preface,” in K. Lynes, T. Morgenstern, and I.A. Paul (eds.), Moving Images. Mediating Migration as Crisis. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2020: 11-13.
S. Mezzadra – M. Hardt, “Introduction: Migrant Projects of Freedom.” South Atlantic Quarterly, 119 (2020), 1: 168-175.
S. Mezzadra – B. Neilson, “Foreword,” in A. Cooper and S. Tinning (eds), Debating and Defining Borders. Philosophical and Theoretical Perspectives. London – New York: Routledge, 2019: xvii-xxv.
S. Mezzadra, “Sealing Borders? Rethinking Border Studies in Hard Times.” Viadrina Center B/orders in Motion, Working Papers Series N. 3, Frankfurt (Oder), 2019. https://www.borders-in-motion.de/working-paper-series
S. Mezzadra, “Forces and Forms. Governmentality and Bios in the Time of Global Capital.” Positions, 27 (2019), 1: 145-158.
S. Mezzadra, “In the Wake of the Greek Spring and the Summer of Migration.” South Atlantic Quarterly, 117 (2018), 4: 925-933.
S. Mezzadra, “A World to Gain: On the Borders of ‘Theory’.” In D. Gentili, E. Stimilli, and G. Garelli (eds), Italian Critical Thought. Genealogies and Categories. London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018: 73-80.
S. Mezzadra et al., “Logistical Borderscapes: Politics and Mediation of Mobile Labor in Germany After the ‘Summer of Migration’.” South Atlantic Quarterly, 117 (2018), 2: 291-312.
S. Mezzadra, “Marx in Algiers.” Radical Philosophy, 2.01 (February 2018): 79-86.
S. Mezzadra – V. Gago “A Critique of the Extractive Operations of Capital: Toward an Expanded Concept of Extractivism.” Rethinking Marxism, 29 (2017), 4: 574-591.
S. Mezzadra – M. Hardt, “October! To Commemorate the Future.” South Atlantic Quarterly, 116 (2017), 4: 649-668.
S. Mezzadra – V. Gago, “In the Wake of the Plebeian Revolt. Social Movements, ‘Progressive’ Governments, and the Politics of Autonomy in Latin America.” Anthropological Theory, 17 (2017), 4: 474-496.
S. Mezzadra – B. Neilson, “On the Multiple Frontiers of Extraction. Excavating Contemporary Capitalism”, Cultural Studies, 31 (2017), 2-3: 185-204.
S. Mezzadra, “MLC 2015 Keynote. What’s at Stake in the Mobility of Labour? Borders, Migration, Contemporary Capitalism”, in Migration, Mobility & Displacement, 2 (2016), 1: 31-43. https://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/mmd/article/download/15466/6178
S. Mezzadra, “Resonances of the Common”, in F. Luisetti, J. Pickles and W. Kaiser (eds), The Anomy of the Earth. Philosophy, Politics, and Autonomy in Europe and the Americas, Durham, NC and London: Duke University Press, 2015: 215-226.
S. Mezzadra, ‘The Proliferation of Borders and the Right to Escape’, in Y. Jansen, R. Celikates and J. de Bloois (eds), The Irregularization of Migration in Contemporary Europe. Detention, Deportation, Drowning, London – New York, Rowman & Littlefield, 2015: 121-135.
S. Mezzadra – B. Neilson, ‘Operations of Capital’, in South Atlantic Quarterly, 114 (2015), 1: 1-9.
S. Mezzadra – N. De Genova – J. Pickles (eds), ‘New Keywords: Migration and Borders’, in Cultural Studies, 29 (2015), 1: 55-87.
S. Mezzadra – N. Sakai, ‘Introduction’, in Translation. A Transdisciplinary Journal, issue 4, 2014: 9-29.
S. Mezzadra – B. Neilson, ‘The State of Capitalist Globalization’, in Viewpoint Magazine, 4 (2014), http://viewpointmag.com/2014/09/04/the-state-of-capitalist-globalization/
S. Mezzadra – B. Neilson, ‘The Materiality of Communism: Politics Beyond Representation and the State’, in South Atlantic Quarterly, 113 (2014), 4: 777-790.
S. Mezzadra, ‘Review essay: Vivek Chibber, Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital’, in Interventions. International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 16 (2014), 6: 916–925.
S. Mezzadra, ‘Multicultural Specters in the Crisis of European Citizenship’, in J. Steyn and N. Stamselberg (eds), Breaching Borders. Art, Migrants, and the Metaphor of Waste, London: I.B. Tauris, 2014: 239-255.
S. Mezzadra, ‘Transformations of a Furrow. Land and Borders’, in S. de Vajay – P. Donoso – F. Costa (eds), Of Bridges & Borders, vol. II, Zürich: JRP/Ringier, 2014: 309-337.
S. Mezzadra, ‘Seizing Europe – Crisis Management, Constitutional Transformations, Constituent Movements’, in Ó.G. Agustín – Ch. Ydesen (eds), Post-Crisis Perspectives. The Common and Its Powers, Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang, 2013: 99-118.
S. Mezzadra – B. Neilson, ‘Extraction, Logistics, Finance. Global Crisis and the Politics of Operations’, in Radical Philosophy, 178, March-April 2013: 8-18.
S. Mezzadra – B. Neilson, ‘Fabrica mundi. Producing the World by Drawing Borders’, in Scapegoat: Archtecture, Landscape, Political Economy, 4 (2013): 3-18.
S. Mezzadra, ‘The New European Migratory Regime and the Shifting Patterns of Contemporary Racism’, in C. Lombardi-Diop – C. Romeo (eds), Postcolonial Italy. Challenging National Homogeneity, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012: 37-50.
S. Mezzadra – B. Neilson, ‘Between Inclusion and Exclusion: On the Topology of Global Space and Borders’, in Theory, Culture & Society, 29 (2012), 4/5: 58-75.
S. Mezzadra – P. Capuzzo, ‘Provincializing the Italian Reading of Gramsci’, in N. Srivastava – B. Bhattacharya (eds), The Postcolonial Gramsci, London – New York: Routledge, 2012: 34-54.
S. Mezzadra – B. Neilson, ‘Borderscapes of Differential Inclusion: Subjectivity and Struggles on the Threshold of Justice’s Excess’, in É. Balibar – S. Mezzadra – R. Samaddar (eds), The Borders of Justice, Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2011: 181-203.
S. Mezzadra, ‘Beyond the Desert, Beyond the State’, in South Atlantic Quarterly, 110 (2011), 4: 989-997.
S. Mezzadra, ‘How Many Histories of Labour? Towards a Theory of Postcolonial Capitalism’, in Postcolonial Studies, 14 (2011), 2: 151-170.
S. Mezzadra, ‘Bringing Capital Back In: A Materialist Turn in Postcolonial Studies?’, in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 12 (2011), 1: 154-164.
S. Mezzadra, ‘The Topicality of Prehistory. A New Reading of Marx’s Analysis of “So-called Primitive Accumulation”’, in Rethinking Marxism, 23 (2011), 3: 302-321.
S. Mezzadra, ‘The Gaze of Autonomy. Capitalism, Migration, and Social Struggles’, in V. Squire (ed), The Contested Politics of Mobility: Borderzones and Irregularity, London: Routledge, 2011: 121-142.
S. Mezzadra – H. Friese, ‘Introduction’, in European Journal of Social Theory, 13 (2010), 3: 299-313 (monographic issue on migration, edited by the authors of the introduction).
S. Mezzadra, ‘Anti-Racist Research and Practice in Italy’, in Darkmatter, 6 (2010) (http://www.darkmatter101.org/site/2010/10/10/anti-racist-research-and-practice-in-italy/ ).
S. Mezzadra, ‘Living in Transition. Toward a Heterolingual Theory of the Multitude’, in R.F. Calichman – J.N. Kim (eds), The Politics of Culture. Around the Work of Naoki Sakai, London: Routledge, 2010, 121-137.
S. Mezzadra, ‘Italy, Operaism and Post-Operaism’, in International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, ed. Immanuel Ness, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2009: 1841–1845.
S. Mezzadra – B. Neilson, ‘Border as Method, or, the Multiplication of Labor’, in Trasversal, 06-08 (http://eipcp.net/transversal/0608/mezzadraneilson/en )
S. Mezzadra, ‘“Property of the Self”, Individual Autonomy and the Modern European Discourse of Citizenship’, in P. Banerjee – S. Kumar Das (eds), Autonomy. Beyond Kant and Hermeneutics, New Dehli – London – New York: Anthem Press, 2007: 37-48.
S. Mezzadra – É. Balibar, ‘Borders, Citizenship, War, Class. A Dialogue with Étienne Balibar and Sandro Mezzadra’, ed. by M. Bojadzijev and I. Saint-Saëns, in New Formations, Number 58, summer 2006: 10-30.
S. Mezzadra, ‘Citizen and Subject. A Postcolonial Constitution for the European Union?’, in Situations, 1 (2005-2006), 2, pp. 31-42.
S. Mezzadra – F. Rahola, ‘The Postcolonial Condition: A Few Notes on the Quality of Historical Time in the Global Present’, in ‘Postcolonial Text’, 2 (2006), 1, http://postcolonial.org/index.php/pct/article/view/393/819 (reprinted in P.K. Malreddy, B. Heidemann, O.B. Laursen, and J. Wilson, eds, Reworking Postcolonialism. Globalization, Labour & Rights, London – New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015: 36-54).
S. Mezzadra, ‘The Right to Escape’, in Ephemera, 4 (2004), 3: 267-275.
S. Mezzadra – B. Neilson, ‘Né qui, né altrove — Migration, Detention, Desertion: A Dialogue’, in Borderlands, e-journal, Volume 2, Number 1, 2003 http://www.borderlands.net.au/issues/vol2no1.html
e. Short articles, interviews, etc.
S. Mezzadra – B. Caccia – Ch. Heller, ‘Mediterranea: Thinking Through a Political Invention in Tumultous Times. A Conversation’, in Parse Journal, 10, 2020 https://parsejournal.com/article/mediterranea-thinking-through-a-political-invention-in-tumultuous-times/
S. Mezzadra – B. Neilson – P. Apostolidis, ‘Critical Dialogue on The Fight for Time and The Politics of Operations’, in Perspective on Politics, 18 (2020), 1, pp. 230-235.
S. Mezzadra – D. Correale, ‘Realize ® Refuse ®Exit’, in A. Alpert – S.R. Premnath (eds), Learning & Unlearning, Shifter 24, 2019: 33-43.
S. Mezzadra – B. Neilson, ‘Lampedusa’, in R. Braidotti and M. Hlavajova, Posthuman Glossary, London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018: 228-230.
‘Humanitarianism Destroys Politicality. An interview with Sandro Mezzadra by Davor Konjikušić’, in B. Buden – Lina Dokuzović (eds), They’ll Never Walk Alone. The Life and Afterlife of Gastarbeiters, Wien: Transversal.at, 2018: 43-51 (also available online: http://transversal.at/transversal/1017/mezzadra-konjikusic/en ).
S. Mezzadra, ‘Seeing Like a Migrant’ (review of Thomas Nail, The Figure of the Migrant, Stanford University Press, 2015), June 2016, https://itself.wordpress.com/2016/06/24/book-event-the-figure-of-the-migrant-seeing-like-a-migrant-mezzadra/
M. Jaidopulu Vrijea, ‘The Renationalization of Politics. An Interview With Sandro Mezzadra’, May 2016, http://www.transform-network.net/blog/blog-2016/news/detail/Blog/refugee-crisis-and-the-renationalisation-of-politics.html S. Mezzadra, ‘Series Editors’ Foreword’, in S. Perera, Survival Media: The Politics and Poetics of Mobility and the War in Sri Lanka, Palgrave MacMillan, 2016.
S. Mezzadra – M. Bojadžijev, ‘“Refugee crisis” or crisis of European migration policies?’, Focaalblog, November 2015, http://www.focaalblog.com/2015/11/12/manuela-bojadzijev-and-sandro-mezzadra-refugee-crisis-or-crisis-of-european-migration-policies/
S. Mezzadra – D. Sztulwark, ‘Political Anatomy of the South American Conjuncture: Images of Development and New Social Conflict in the Present Period’, in Viewpoint, 2015, https://viewpointmag.com/2015/08/06/political-anatomy-of-the-south-american-conjuncture-images-of-development-and-new-social-conflict-in-the-present-period/
S. Mezzadra – B. Neilson, ‘Geography is not enough”, in Dialogues in Human Geography, 3 (2013), 3: 332-335 (response to a book review forum on Border as Method).
G. Garelli – M. Tazzioli, ‘Double Opening, Split Temporality, and New Spatialities: an Interview with Sandro Mezzadra on “Militant Research”’, in Postcolonial Studies, 16 (2013), 3: 309-319.
S. Mezzadra, ‘The Multiplication of Labor. An Interview’, in Viewpoint, 3, 2013, http://viewpointmag.com/2013/09/30/issue-3-workers-inquiry/
S. Cobarrubias, M. Casas Cortes, J. Pickles, ‘An Interview with Sandro Mezzadra’, in Environment and Planning D. Society and Space, 29 (2011), 4: 584-598.
SIGNED: Sandro Mezzadra
DATE: September 8, 2020