PhD in Politics, Goldsmiths College, 2013 (PhD bursary student)
Dissertation “Counter-mapping migration governmentality : Arab uprising and practices of migration across the Mediterranean”.
1st passed without corrections ; supervisor Sanjay Seth
MA in Philosophy, University of Pisa, 2009.
Dissertation “Politics of truth. Foucault and the critique of the governmental rationality” ; supervisors Arnold Davidson and Judith Revel
BA in Philosophy, University of Pisa, 2007.
Dissertation “Foucault and the critique of freudo-marxism” ; supervisor prof. Arnold Davidson.
Scientific College, Viareggio, Italy, 2004
Grants and Fellowships
PhD student fellowship, Politics department, Goldsmiths College, 2010-2013.
Lectureship in Political Theory, Queen Mary University of London, Politics department, since January 2015.
Postdoctoral researcher, Geography department, University of Oulu, 2014.
Research areas :
Contemporary political philosophy,
Languages : Italian (mother tongue) ; English (fluent) ; French (fluent) ; German (reading)
Research periods abroad
September-January 2006/2007 : Erasmus project at the University of Paris 12
September-December 2007 at the University of Chicago, department of Philosophy
May 2008 : Research for the MA dissertation in Paris (EHESS)
September 2009- June 2010 : research period in Paris (EHESS)
June 2011 : fieldwork in Tunisia
October- November 2011 : visiting student at the University of Chicago, department of Philosophy
March-June 2012 : visiting student at the University of Bologna, department of Political Sciences
June- July 2012 : research fieldwork in Tunisia and in Lampedusa
September-October 2012 : visiting student at Carleton University (Ottawa) department of Political Sciences
December 2012 : research fieldwork in Tunisia
July 2013 : Research fieldwork in Tunisia
November 2013 : Research fieldwork in Morocco
March-June 2014 : research period at the University of Bologna
August 2014 : research fieldwork in Tunisia
List of Publications
Tunisia as a Migration space : The re-Orientation of Migration across the Mediterranean in Times of economic Crisis, (with Glenda Garelli), London : Palgrave Pivot series on Politics and Mobility, Palgrave, in press.
Spaces of Governmentality. Autonomous Migration and the Arab Uprisings, London : Rowman and Littlefield, 2014.
Politics of truth. Politiche della verità. Michel Foucault Ombre Corte, Verona, 2011.
Edited volumes :
with Sophie Fuggle and Yari Lanci, Foucault and the History of the Present, London : Palgrave McMillan, 2014.
with Glenda Garelli and Federica Sossi, Spaces in Migration. Postcards of a Revolution, London : Pavement Books, 2013.
Editing of special journal issues :
Foucault Studies, special issue on “Foucault and Postcolonial Europe” (with Orazio Irrera), in preparation, 2016.
Darkmatter Journal, special issue on “Border Struggles. Epistemologies, Politics, Ontologies”, (with Oliver Belcher and Lauren Martin), in preparation, 2015.
Antipode Journal, special issue on “Mediterranean movements”. (with Glenda Garelli and Alessandra Sciurba) in preparation, 2015.
Postcolonial Studies Journal, Special issue on ‘Migration and Militant Research’, 16(3), (with Glenda Garelli), 2013.
Essays in edited books :
‘Choucha Beyond the camp. Challenging the spatial and temporal boundaries of migration Studies’, in N. De Genova ed. The Borders of Europe, Duke University Press, in press.
‘Discordant migrants’ freedom and the bordering of migrants lives. Three snapshots on revolutionized spaces in the aftermath of the Arab Springs”, in N. Morar ; V.Purdue eds. New Directions in Biopower, Chicago : Chicago University Press, in press.
‘Interruzioni di confine e soggettivazioni agiuridiche’, in P. Vernaglione ed., Foucault negli pazi del presente, Roma : IlManifesto Libri, 2014.
‘Condotte di (non)verità nel governo dei rifugiati’, in Materialifoucaultiani ed’ Genealogie del dir-vero Michel Foucault : la confessione e il governo degli uomini, Cronopio : Napoli, 2014.
‘S/confinamenti degli spazi frontiera. Choucha, Ras-Jadir, Tataouine’, in F. Sossi ed. Spazi in migrazione. Cartoline di una rivoluzione, Verona : Ombre Corte, Verona, 2012
‘Migration (in) Crisis and ‘People Who Are Not of Our Concern’, in Garelli, Sossi, Tazzioli (ed) Spaces in Migration. Postcards of a Revolution, London : Pavement Books, 2013.
‘Migrants, moving and mobile people. Le gouvernement des exceptions par une normativité différentielle’ in Les Arts de Gouverner, Presses Universitaires de Creteil, Paris, 2013.
‘Cartopolitics and Politics of vulnerability : two axis of struggles in the battlefield of governmentality’, (Acts of the conference “Foucault and the postcolonial”, Bologna, March 2011, forthcoming )
Articles in journals :
“Mare Nostrum beyond the sea. The desultory politics of mobility and the humanitarian border in the Mediterranean”, accepted for publication in REMHU, Revista Interdisciplinar de Mobilidad Humana.
“Revisiting the omnes et singulatim bond : counter-conducts within the spaces of humanitarian governmentality”, accepted for publication in Foucault Studies Journal.
“Which Europe ? Migrants’ uneven geographies at the limits of representation”, accepted for publication in Antipode Journal.
“Democracy as a discipline of mobility”, accepted for Snodi Journal.
“New Keywords : Migration and Borders” (with Maribel Casas-Cortes and others), Cultural Studies Journal, 29(1), 2015.
“Crisis as border : Choucha refugee camp and migration in crisis”, in Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa, 1, 2014, p. 15-26.
“Political epistemology : Foucault, Butler and the troubling of categories”, in Materialifoucaultiani Journal, 2 (2), 2014, p. 191-215.www.
“Vulnerability and resistance. An interview with Judith Butler”, (with Federica Sossi) in Materialifoucaultiani Journal, 2 (2), 2014.
“People not of concern”, Radical Philosophy, 184, 2014, p. 1-6.
‘‘Democracy as a strategy of containment and migration in crisis in post-revolutionary Tunisia” in Outis, Revue de Philosophie Transeuropeenne, (4)2013, p. 125-144.
“Migration Discipline Hijacked : Distances and Interruptions of a Research Militancy” (with Glenda Garelli), Postcolonial Studies Journal, 16(3), 2013 p. 299-308.
“Migration and Militant Research : an Introduction”, (with Glenda Garelli) in Postcolonial Studies Journal, special issue on Migration and Militant Research, 16(3), 2013, p. 245-249.
“Double opening, split temporality, and new spatialities : an interview with Sandro Mezzadra on ‘militant research’”, Postcolonial Studies Journal, special issue on Migration and Militant Research, 16(3), 2013 p. 309-319.
“Arab Springs Making Space : Territoriality and Moral Geographies for Asylum Seekers in Italy”, with Glenda Garelli, Environment and Planning : D, 6, 2013, p. 1004-1021
‘Foucault e lo spazio : un’introduzione’, Materialifoucaultiani (1) 2012
(with Orazio Irrera) ‘Razionalità cartografica, counter-mapping e memorie migranti’, In Outis (1), Revoltes migrantes, 2011.
(with Daniele Lorenzini) ‘Contre-usages, pratiques de désobéissance et mouvements de l’intolérable’ in Cycnos.
Articles in submission :
“Humanitarian visibility and (nearly) real-time mapping in the Mediterranean”, Security Dialogue
Books in preparation :
Unpacking the humanitarian-military border in the Mediterranean. Migration and (in)security.
B. Harcourt, ‘La verità e le forme giuridiche’, in Foucault e le genealogie del dir-vero, Cronopio, Napoli.
J.Revel, ‘What Are We At the Present Time ? Foucault and the Question of the Present’, in Fuggle, Lanci, Tazzioli, eds. Foucault and the History of the Present, Palgrave, London, 2014.
M. Foucault, Sur l’origine de l’herméneutique du soi, Vrin, Paris, 2013 (with Materialifoucaultiani)
M. Foucault, Sull’origine dell’ermeneutica del sé, Cronopio, 2011 (with Materialifoucaultiani). Italian translation of M. Foucault, On the origin of the hermeneutics of the self.
“Choucha beyond the camp”, King’s College, London, 16 July 2014.
“Which Europe ? Counter-mapping at the limits of representation” (13 February, 2014) University of Oulu
“Migration and Militant Research” (23 January, 2014) University of Aalborg
“Foucault et les etudes postcoloniaux” (13 December 2013), University of Paris XII
“A Foucaultian reading of migration governmentality” (15 November 2011), University of Chicago, workshop of Contemporary continental philosophy
“Migrazioni e countermapping” (2 April, 2012) University of Bologna
“Migrazioni e countermapping”, (7 May 2012), University of Bergamo
“Unspeakable maps : Tunisian migrants’ uneven geographies across the Mediterranean” (21st September 2012), Carleton University, Ottawa.
“Michel Foucault et les soulèvements iraniens” (20 January 2013) College International de Philosophie, Paris.
“Foucault et le postcolonial” (12 December 2013), University of Paris XII.
“Migration and militant research” (23 January 2014), University of Aalborg.
“Which Europe ? Counter-mapping at the limit of representation”, (13 February), University of Oulu.
“Migration and the Arab uprisings” (20 March 2014), University of Bologna.
Border Interruptions and Migration Multiple Maps, presentation at the international workshop “Border Struggles”, University of Oulu, 12 September 2014.
Presentation at the RELATE centre of excellence, University of Oulu, 4 September 2014
Choucha beyond the camp, workshop on Migrant struggles and techniques of bordering. King’s College, London 17 July 2014.
Chair at the Foucault conference in Paris, University of Paris 1, 19-21 June 2014.
Foucault and Ethnography, chair and organization of a panel at the conference of Ethnography and Qualitative Research, Bergamo, 5-7 June 2014.
Tunisian migrations troubling spaces, presentation at the annual Migration conference, Oxford University, 14 May 2014.
Migration and the Arab Uprisings, RELATE conference, University of Oulu, 3 April 2014.
The military-humanitarian border in the Mediterranean, conference Migration and Law, Birbeck College, London, 28 March 2014.
Migration and Militant Research workshop, Leicester, 14-15 December 2013.
Interruzioni di Confine, conference Foucault, critique and subjected knowledges, Bologna, 8 March 2013
Migration in Crisis and “people of not our concern”, seminar Decoloniser les savoir, University of Paris XII, 22 February 2013
Hijacked Knowledges : Spatial Interruptions, Conference Migration and Militant Research, Goldsmiths College (London), 30-31 January 2013
Borders unbounds : dislocating postures and the limits of cosmopolitanism, international conference New borderlands and cosmopolitanism from below ?, Oldenburg, 6-8 December 2012
Migration and militant research, workshop on Critical methodologies at Open University (UK), 4 December 2012
Politics of non-truth and good stories : the government of would-be refugees at the limits of the World’s history, conference Les critiques de la raison au XX siècle, University of Paris XII, 25-26 October 2012
Democracy as a strategy of containment and migration in crisis in revolutionized Tunisia, international conference Democratiser la democratie ?, Paris, 18-19 October 2012
Unspeakable maps, Conference Hermes. Migrations and Culture, Ottawa, Carleton University, 20-21 September 2012
Occupy the squares, re-occupy lives. Migrant movements and spatial resignifications, Presentation at the conference The Many, University of Lisbon 21-22 April, 2012
Migrants upheavals making space : Arab Springs and border contestations, AAG Conference, New York, 22 -26 February 2012
Foucault, migration governmentality and the critique of our present, Presentation at the workshop on Continental philosophy at University of Chicago, 15 November 2011
Economie de l’humanitaire et aide populaire entre Zarzis et la frontière, conference Repenser les migrations, Tunis, 25 September 2011
Luttes des migrantes, luttes urbaines au Maghreb : repenser les pratiques de citoyenneté en Europe à la lumière des mouvements Méditerranéens, international migration conference in Rabat, 8-10 June, 2011
Cartopolitics and the politics of vulnerability, international conference Foucault and the postcolonial, University of Bologna, 22-23 March, 2011
Formes de désobéissance et contre-usages dans les luttes aux marges, conference Les actes du refus, Nice, 27-29 January, 2011
Migration governmentality : A Foucaultian critical approach, Conference on Critical Governance, University of Warwick, 14 December, 2010
Presentation at the workshop on Governmentality at the Carleton University, Ottawa, 2 November 2010
Practices of migrants’ “resistenships” in the European border towns, international conference in Toronto, Migration and the global city, Toronto, 29-31 October, 2010
Migrants, moving and mobile people. Le gouvernement des exceptions par une normativité différentielle, conference Ls arts de gouverner, University of Paris 12, Creteil, 22-24 October 2010
Presentation of the Phd research project at Ecole doctorale de Caen sur Michel Foucault. 3 May 2010
Foucault, Ranciere et les bords du politique, PhD international conference on Foucault. Historical limits and their critical overcoming, University of Pisa, 15 April 2010
_ Other relevant academic activities and conference organizations
Member of the editorial board of Materialifoucaultiani Journal and website : www.materialifoucaultiani.org
A peer-review web Journal on the uses of Michel Foucault in different academic and political domains. The journal is in three languages (Italian, French and English)
Member of the editorial board of Storiemigranti (www.storiemigranti.org)
Organization of the Phd conference “Michel Foucault. Historical limits and their critical overcoming”, University of Pisa, 15 April 2010
Organization of a roundtable with Materialifoucaultiani in Paris (University of Paris 1) on “Leçons sur la volonté de savoir” (25 May, 2011)
Organization of the conference (with Hassan Boubakri and Federica Sossi) “Rethinking migrations” (Tunisi, 25-26 September 2011)
Organization of a roundtable at Goldsmiths College on “Foucault and the Courage of the truth” (January 14, 2011) with the participation of Arnold Davidson, Judith Revel and Miguel de Beistegui
Organization of an international conference (with Materialifoucaultiani) in Paris on Michel Foucault “Du courage de la vérité au gouvernement des vivants” University of Paris 1, 21-22 June, 2011
Organization of a PhD conference on Migration and the militant research, Goldsmiths College, 30-31 January 2013
Organization (with Materialifoucaultiani Journal) of a conference on “Foucault, critique and subjected knowledges”, University of Bologna, 8 March, 2013
Organization (with Materialifoucaultiani Journal) of a round-table on Foucault et Du Gouvernment des Vivants. Cours au College de France, 1980, University of Paris I, 27 March 2013
Organization of a workshop on Challenging the humanitarian-securitarian border in the Mediterranean, University of Oulu, 19 May 2014.
Organization of a two-days international workshop on Border Struggles : Epistemologies, Politics, Ontologies, University of Oulu, 11-12 September 2014.
Organization (with Materialifoucaultiani) of an international conference on “Foucault and post-democracy”, University of Palermo, 27-28 November 2014.
Organization (with Materialifoucaultiani) of a conference on “Michel Foucault : attualità e testimonianze”, University of Bologna, 11-12 December 2014.
2015 (Spring term) BA course in Political Theory, Queen Mary, University of London.
2014 (Autumn term) MA course MA course “The construction of the European space”, University of Oulu.
2014 (Autumn term) BA course “Global Migration”, University of Oulu
2014 (Spring term) : MA course “Decolonizing International Relations e, University of Oulu.
2012-2013 : interdisciplinary workshop on “Foucault and the history of the present”, Goldsmiths College
2011-2012/ 2012-2013 : interdisciplinary workshop on “Migrant struggles, techniques of bordering and practices of citizenship”, Goldsmiths College (with Nicholas De Genova)
Spring 2012 : Teaching assistant, Politics department, University of Bologna.
Autumn 2011 : BA seminar at the University of Chicago, Philosophy department.