Fernanda Gallo is an historian of political thought with expertise intellectual history, transnational history, nationalism and cosmopolitanism and German, Swiss and Italian political thought in 19th and 20th century.
Lecturer in "Citizenship and public opinion" at the Università della Svizzera italiana and Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge, History Faculty, thanks to the SNF Early.Postdoc grant for a research project on ‘The Shaping of European Identities: Modernity and Reformation in Risorgimento Political Thought. The Case of Italian-Swiss relations’
In 2017 she was Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of the History of Political Thought at Queen Mary University of London thanks to the SNF Early.Postdoc Mobility. She was also Teaching Associate in History of Political Thought at the School of History at Queen Mary University of London.
In 2015 she obtained her PhD under the supervision of Prof. Maurizio Viroli (Laboratory of civil studies) with a thesis entitled "The longing for the missed Reformation. The Renaissance in 19th century Italian Hegelianism" (Summa cum laude).
In 2010 she achieved the Master in Civic Education, organized by Princeton University and Ethica Foundation. In July 2009 she graduated (M.A.) in Philosophy at the University of Naples “Federico II” with a thesis on the Hegelian tradition in the Italian Risorgimento (110/110 cum laude and Dean’s Award). In July 2006 she achieved the Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy at the University of Naples “Federico II” (110/110 cum laude).
She spent research periods as visiting student at Cambridge University (Sidney Sussex College) - UK; Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg - Germany; Eberhard Karl University of Tübingen - Germany. From 2004 to 2008 she got several study grants by the Italian Institute for the philosophical Studies - Naples – Italy.