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Marco SolinasAssistant Professor in Political Philosophy at  Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies – Pisa.

Marco Solinas works on critical theory of society, populism and conspiracy theories. He carried out research at Institut für Philosophie an der Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, at the EHESS in Paris, at University of Florence and at University of Milan. He is the author of Via Platonica zum Unbewussten (Wien-Berlin: Turia und Kant, 2012), From Aristotle’s Teleology to Darwin’s Genealogy (London-New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). His most recent work on conspiracism is the edition of the Special Issue “Conspiracy Theories: Genealogies and Political Uses” forthcoming in “Genealogy”


 Michael Butter, Full Professor of American Literary and Cultural History  – Universität Tübingen


Michael Butter is the author of four monographs: “The Epitome of Evil: Hitler in American Fiction, 1939–2002” (2009), “Plots, Designs, and Schemes: American Conspiracy Theories from the Puritans to the Present“ (2014), “Der »Washington-Code«: Zur Heroisierung amerikanischer Präsidenten, 1775-1865“ (2016), and “The Nature of Conspiracy Theories“ (2020). He is the Principal Investigator of the ERC project “Populism and Conspiracy Theory” and one of the PI’s of the CHANSE project “Researching Europe, Digitilisation and Conspiracy Theory”.


 Manuela Caiani, Associate Professor in Political Science – Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa 


Manuela Caiani is associated faculty at theInstitute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna. Her research focuses on Social Movements and Europeanization; Far Right Politics; Extremism online; Right Wing and Left Wing Populism; Movement-parties; Qualitative methods of social research. She is Co-director of the International Observatory on Social Cohesion and Inclusion-OCIS, She has directed and collaborated in various international projects. She published for the following publishers: Oxford University press, Ashgate, Palgrave, Routledge. 



Giacomo Delledonne, Assistrant Professor of Constitutional Law  – Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies – Pisa


He is the author of two monographic works: L’omogeneità costituzionale negli ordinamenti composti (Naples, Editoriale Scientifica, 2017), which was the ex aequo winner of the 10th edition of the “Opera prima – Sergio P. Panunzio” prize of the Italian Association of Constitutionalists; and Costituzione e legge elettorale. A Comparative Path in the European Constitutional State (Naples, Editoriale Scientifica, 2019).

 Alberto Di Martino, Full Professor of Criminal Law, Sant’Anna school of Advanced Studies – Pisa


Alberto Di Martino works on sources and theory of criminal law; Internationalization of the criminal justice system; Criminal law and public administration;
Criminal tax law; Immigration and the criminal justice system (in particular, the so-called administrative detention system). His publications include La sequenza infranta. Profili della dissociazione tra reato e pena (1998); La frontiera e il diritto penale. Natura e contesto delle norme di “diritto penale transnazionale”(2006): Reati contro la pubblica amministrazione (con A. Bondi e G. Fornasari) (2009); il rapporto di ricerca su The Criminalization of Irregular Immigration: Law and Practice in Italy (con I. Boiano, F. Biondi Dal Monte, R. Raffaelli).

 Barbara Henry, Full Professor of Political Philosophy, Sant’Anna school of Advanced Studies – Pisa. 

She did research work at the University of Bochum, Saarland, Erlangen-Nürnberg, and lectured at the University of Frankfurt am Main. The main issues of her inquires are: German classical philosophy, neokantianism, political judgement and hermeneutics, modern political myths and totalitarianism, political and cultural identity, tolerance and interculturality, political and cultural globalisation, gender issues, qualitative empirical research, jewish studies, modern and contemporary imaginary. She published books and articles on E. Cassirer, H. Arendt, M. Heidegger, E. Jünger. 


Uffa Jensen, Full Professor of History  – Center for Research on Antisemitism, Technische Universität – Berlin

Uffa Jensen is a historian at the Center for Research on Antisemitism at the Technische Universität in Berlin and its deputy director. His research interests are the history of antisemitism, of German Jewry, of psychoanalysis, of the history of emotions as well as visual history. He has previously worked at the University of Sussex, the Universität Göttingen and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development. His most recent publications include “Zornpolitik“ (2017), “Wie die Couch nach Kalkutta kam: Eine Globalgeschichte der frühen Psychoanalyse“ (2019)

 Peter Knight, Full professor of American Studies  – University of Manchester


Peter Knight works on conspiracy theories, and the economic humanities. He is the author of “Conspiracy Culture” (2000), “The Kennedy Assassination” (2007), “Reading the Market “(2016), and is co-author of “Invested (2022) and Conspiracy Theories in the Time of Covid-19”(2023). He is co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Conspiracy Theories (2020).


Stella Levantesi, senior expert – Journalist, Rome


Stella Levantesi is a climate journalist and author. Her main areas of expertise are climate denial, delay, obstruction and disinformation, greenwashing, corporate responsibility on the climate crisis and climate change communication. Her book “I bugiardi del clima” (Climate Liars), published by Laterza 2021, investigates the history of climate change denial and obstruction strategies to climate action. She is the author of Gaslit, and she is a TEDx Talk speaker. Her works have been published on DeSmog, Nature Italy, The New Republic, Internazionale, BBC World Service, DW and others.

 Anna Loretoni, Full Professor of Politica Philosophy – Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies – Pisa


Her philosophical interests have focused on internationalist issues, first with research on Carl von Clausewitz’s theory of war and then with Kantian reflection on perpetual peace and international order. She has also dealt with just war theory in its twentieth-century version (Michael Walzer), federalist conceptions, the relationship between national and supranational political identity, and gender identity.

 Giuseppe Martinico, Full Professor of Comparative Public law  – Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies – Pisa


Giuseppe Martinico, prior to joining the Scuola Sant’Anna, he was García Pelayo Fellow at the Centro de Estudios Politicos y Constitucionales (CEPC), Madrid and Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence. He is author of “The Tangled Complexity of the EU Constitutional Process. The Frustrating Knot of Europe” (2022) and “Filtering Populist Claims to Fight Populism. The Italian Case in a Comparative Perspective” (2021).

Nadia Urbinati, Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Professor of Political Theory – Columbia University, New York


Nadia Urbinati is a political theorist specializing in modern and contemporary political thought and the democratic and anti-democratic traditions. She has been a member of the School of Social Sciences of the Institute for Advanced Study, Visiting Fellowship at Princeton University, permanent visiting professor at the Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e Perfezionamento Sant’Anna of Pisa. She has published numerous works including Me The People: “How Populism Transforms Democracy” (2019) and “Democracy Disfigured: Opinion, Truth and the People” (2014).


Matteo Albanese, Researcher in Contemporary History, Università di Padova.
Claudia AnnoviPhD student in Sociology, Università la Sapienza, Roma.
Nelio Bizzo, Full Professor in Environmental History, Federal University of São Paulo.
Luca Corchia, Researcher in Sociology, Università di Chieti-Pescara.
Diego Femia, Researcher in Philosophy and Theories of Language, Università della Tuscia, Viterbo. 
Claudia Hassan, Associate Professor of Sociology, Università di Tor Vergata, Roma.
Elena Mazzini, Researcher in Contemporary History, IPU-Università Pontificia Salesiana, Roma.

Raffaella Petrilli, Associate Professor of Philosophy of Language, Università della Tuscia, Viterbo.

Luisa Simonutti, Research Director, ISPF CNR, Milano.


CELO, Conoscenza e Educazione per il Contrasto al Linguaggio dell’Odio, Università della Tuscia di Viterbo e CNR di Roma

Center for Research on Antisemitism, Technische Universität, Berlin

CeRSE – Centro Romano di Studi sull’Ebraismo, Università di Tor Vergata, Rome

Cosmos, The Centre on Social Movement Studies, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa

CRS, Centro per la Riforma dello Stato, Florence and Rome

Fondazione per la critica sociale, Rome

Massenpsychologie, Istituto Italiano di Studi Germanici, Rome

Stals, Sant’Anna Legal Studies, Pisa

Terzogiornale, Rome


Azzurra Bassi – administrative officer, Palazzo Toscanelli, SSSA
Elena Cambi – Palazzo via Maffi, SSSA
Debora Cini – Palazzo Toscanelli, SSSA
Annarosa Mezzasalma – Palazzo Toscanelli, SSSA


Valentina Braschi – Graphic and visual design, STUDIODI.DESIGN – Florence