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Marcello Gisondi


Marcello Gisondi is Lecturer at the Laboratorio Studi Civili (LSC) of the University of Lugano. He studied philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and graduated at the University of Naples Federico II. He attended the Master in Civic Education organised in Asti by Princeton University (2008-10).

He earned his PhD at the University of Naples with a thesis on Antonio Banfi’s thought. On the same topic, he published the book Una fede filosofica. Antonio Banfi negli anni della sua formazione (Rome, 2015).

His studies focused on the history of Italian philosophy, on natural law and political philosophy. On these topics, he has published several articles and discussed papers in various European universities. His recent book Piero Calamandrei - Norberto Bobbio. Un «Ponte» per la democrazia. Lettere 1937-1956 (Rome, 2020), has been awarded the Premio Vittoria Aganoor Pompilj (2021).

His current research focuses both on the history of populism and its current manifestation in European democracies. His latest publication on this subject is Social Movements, Media Activism and Parliamentary Organization: A Brief History of Podemos, in Contemporary Left-Wing Activism Vol 1 (Routledge, 2019).