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Debora Spini

Ph.D., Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento, Universita' di Pisa, Italy.


Professor Debora Spini is the author of various essays and book chapters in English and Italian on topics such as the transformation of public spaces, crisis of the modern self, secularization and post secularization. Her research interests currently focus on the topic of religion and political conflict, with a special concentration on gender, as well as on monotheism and violence. On these topics she has given lectures and participated in conferences and seminars in Europe, US, India and Brasil.

Spini is the author of La società civile post nazionale (Rome, 2006). With D. Armstrong, J. Gilson and V. Bello, she co-edited the volume Civil Society and International Governance (Routledge, 2010). In her capacity as vice President of the Forum for the Problems of Peace and War (, Spini promoted research on gender, religion, and identity, now gathered in a single volume: Giovani musulmane in Italia: Percorsi biografici e pratiche quotidiane (Il Mulino, 2015). Among her most recent publications are two co-edited books: Art and Practices of Citizenship (Italian version: La parola, le pratiche, la cittadinanza, C. Caliandro, 2015, co-edited with M. Dantini)and La coscienza protestante (Claudiana, 2015, co-edited with E. Bein Ricco).

Prof. Spini is a member of various scholarly societies, such as the Società Italiana di Filosofia Politica and the Società Italiana di Teoria Critica.