Visiting scholar

A.Y. 2023-2024

IRENE MAFFI - Università di Losanna - Suisse (University of Lausanne - Switzerland)
A.Y. 2022-2023
MICHELE CANNY - Institute of International Education - United States
MARK COTE'- King’s College London - United Kingdom
IOSA JUAN FRANCISCO - (Consejo Nacional De Investigaciones Cientificas Y Tecnicas) Argentina - CONICET, Cordoba
KATHERINE LAMBERT-PENNINGTON - School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy - University of Memphis (USA)
ASSAF MEYDANI - School of Government and Society, The Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yaffo, Israel
SALVATORE FABIO NICOLOSI - Utrecht University - The Netherlands
CHRISTINE SOMMERS - United States Department of State
GIOVANNA SUMMERFIELD - Auburn University – U.S.A.
ANASTASIA TATARYN - St Jerome's University at the University of Waterloo - Canada
MARCOS THISTED - University of Buenos Aires -  Buenos Aires, Argentina

A.Y. 2021-2022


Professor in political science (International relations, political theory, comparative politics)
Stockholm university
My research interests revolve around democracy and legitimacy, in particular in politics beyond the state. In the academic year of 2021/22 I will be on research leave from my home department at Stockholm university, spending time at the universities of Catania (in the fall of 2021) and Oxford (in the spring 2021). The intention is to finalize one book on democracy, entitled Democratism: Explaining international politics with democracy beyond the state (under contract with Edward Elgar) and one book on legitimacy, entitled Global Legitimacy Crises: Decline and revival in multilateral governance (under contract with Oxford University Press, co-authored with Thomas Sommerer, Fariborz Zelli, and Bart Bes). In addition to these focal points in my research, I currently use some time also to explore: the usefulness of music and sounds to illustrate quantitative political data; the conditions for peace and conflict among human and artificially intelligent political agents; and methods for theorizing in empirical political science, and teaching those methods.

GIORGIA CECCHINATO - Universidade Federal Minas Gerais - Brazil
DARLEI DALL'AGNOL - Department of Philosophy Federal University of Santa Catarina Florianopolis, Brazil


Assistant Professor at Tohoku University in the International Institute of Disaster Science (Japan)

The focus of my research is on Cultural Memory of Disasters. Since 2011 I have been based in Japan where I conducted research on the practices of memory transmission in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake, more specifically focusing on how the experiences of the disaster are told and transmitted. During my visiting at the University of Catania (April 2021/May 2022), I will look at some Italian disaster experiences to analyze how the cultural memory was established, kept, and transmitted, focusing on the role that storytelling has in the process. Meanwhile, I will also take part in the interdepartmental project "Reverse. Responsible research, VERSatile Knowledge, Enviromental futures in action (Piano PIACERI 2020-2022) - coordinated  by Prof. Mara Benadusi

PATRICIA MARIA KAUARK LEITE - Universidade Federal Minas Gerais - Brazil
BOJAN KOVACEVIC - University of Belgrade - Serbia
PETR KUPKA - University of West Bohemia
WALTER ROMERO MENON JR - Universidade Federal Minas Gerais - Brazil
KATHERINE LAMBERT-PENNINGTON - School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy - University of Memphis (USA)


Researcher in Anthropology
French National Center for Scientific Research (China, Korea, Japan Unit)

For the last sixteen years I have been doing research in the old sichuanese area, in West China. I mainly undertook fieldwork in two counties affected by severe territorial upheavals: the Three Gorges Dam reservoir formation and the Wenchuan earthquake. During my stay at the University of Catania, I will first finalise a book on religious and cultural tools (including legend, festival, heritage and museum) seized by the population and the local government to make sense, interpret (from praise or criticism), and deal with the forced migration induced by the Dam in Yunyang County. During the second semester, I will engage in a new research project on affected spaces and territorial upheavals focusing on their effects on the multifaceted relationships between a space and the people feeling related to it. The first focus will be on a theoretical reflection relying on the concept of anthropotopia. It will be based on first hand data from China and Sicily (in particular people living in Catania – including the Chinese community) as well as on second hand data from other cultural areas. At the department, I will work with Mara Benadusi and join the project she is coordinating (REsponsible research, VERSatile knowledge, Environmental futures in action). With Mara, Paolo Militello and Flavia Fulco, I will also participate to a collaborative project involving master students, on the topic of destroyed and relocated sites. This will allow me to develop a comparative reflection between Chinese and Sicilian data.

DANIEL MATIAS PERRONE - University of Buenos Aires -  Department of Philosophy - Buenos Aires, Argentina
ALESSANDRO PINZANI - Department of Philosophy Federal University of Santa Catarina Florianopolis, Brazil
MARTINA PONIZILOVA - University of West Bohemia
VICENTE RICCIO - Federal University of Juiz the Fora (Brasil)
ANNA SAKSON-BOULET - Adam Mickiewicz University


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02/11/2023 - 17:09