Fernanda Gallo

Fernanda Gallo is Teaching Fellow in Italian Politics at the Department of Politics, Languages and International Relations at the University of Bath and researcher within the SINERGIA project at the Università della Svizzera italiana, where in 2015 she obtained her PhD with a thesis in English entitled The longing for the missed Reformation. The Renaissance in 19th century Italian Hegelianism. After attaining her Ph.D., she was awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation with the Early.Post.Doc Mobility Fellowship that allowed her to spend research periods at the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge and at the Centre for the Study of the History of Political Thought at Queen Mary, University of London. She has also spent research periods at the University of Heidelberg and the University of Tübingen in Germany. After attaining both the bachelor and the M.A. in Philosophy at the University of Naples Federico II, she achieved the Master in Civic Studies, organized by Princeton University and Ethica Foundation. Her expertise on nineteenth-century European political thought, the history of the idea of Europe, transnational European history, Hegel and Hegelianism as well as Italian Politics and History led to several journal articles, both in Italian and in English, and to the book From patria to the State: Bertrando Spaventa’s intellectual biography, published in Italian by Laterza. She is now working on a revised version of her PhD thesis to turn it into a book. She is a member of the Scientific and Organizational Board of the Research Network on the History of the Idea of Europe and founder of the Society for Political Studies.


Works focusing on the history of the idea of Europe and on the history of European identity

Book reviews

  • Fernanda Gallo, Patrizia Nanz, Europolis, in Diritto Comunitario e degli Scambi Internazionali,  4/2009, pp. 867-869.

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Publications focusing on other issues



  • Fernanda Gallo, Dalla patria allo Stato. Bertrando Spaventa, una biografia intellettuale, Laterza, Bari-Roma 2012.

Edited books

  • Fernanda Gallo and Federica Frediani (eds.), Ethos repubblicano e pensiero meridiano, Diabasis, Reggio Emilia 2011.

Articles in academic journals

  • Fernanda Gallo, ‘Il manoscritto “De Anima” di Bertrando Spaventa’, Logos, 6, 2011, pp. 323-336.

Chapters in books

  • Fernanda Gallo, ‘Dalla religione civile al sentimento religioso: il ‘Commentaire sur l’ouvrage de Filangieri’  di Benjamin Constant’, in Ethos repubblicano e pensiero meridiano, Diabasis, Reggio Emilia 2011, pp. 57-79.
  • Fernanda Gallo, ‘Dialogo intorno all’educazione civica’, in Vv. Aa., Questioni civiche. Forme, simboli e confini della cittadinanza, Reggio Emilia, Diabasis 2010, pp. 391-404.

Book reviews

  • Fernanda Gallo, ‘Le “Opere” di Bertrando Spaventa, Logos, 6, 2011, pp. 497-501.


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