GIUNIA VALERIA GATTA
Courses a.y. 2021/2022
30331 POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
30482 HUMAN RIGHTS
I teach political philosophy and political science in the Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. I previously taught political theory at Columbia University, The Ohio State University, and the University of Minnesota. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Minnesota in 2008 with a dissertation on Karl Jaspers’ notion of “boundary situation,” parts of which have been reworked into articles published in Philosophy and Social Criticism and in Contemporary Political Theory. I was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in 2009-2011. My research interests lie at the intersection of political theory and international relations. I am particularly interested in questions pertaining to violence, human rights, communication across radical political divides, and in how suffering is mediated from the private to the public sphere, and across different cultures. I am currently completing a book manuscript on Judith Shklar and the liberalism of fear.
Political Philosophy, International Relations, Liberalism, Existentialism.
“Suffering and the Making of Politics: Perspectives from Jaspers and Camus,” Contemporary Political Theory (2015) 14, 335-354.
“Visiting or House Swapping? Arendt and Jaspers on Empathy, Enlarged Mentality, and the Space Between,” Philosophy and Social Criticism, (2014) 40, 997-1017.
Book review of Suzanne Kirkbright, Karl Jaspers: A Biography – Navigations in Truth, Yale University Press, Constellations (2006) 435-438.