Santiago Zabala was raised in Rome, Vienna, and Geneva. He studied philosophy at the University of Turin and at the Pontifical Lateran University of Rome where he obtained his PhD in 2006. The following year Zabala was awarded the Humboldt Research Fellowship at the University of Potsdam. After spending the spring semester of 2010 as a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University, Zabala has been appointed ICREA Research Professor at the Pompeu Fabra University, where he currently teaches contemporary and political philosophy, supervises Ph.D. students and directs the UPF Center for Vattimo’s Archives and Philosophy. In addition to an extensive speaking schedule at conferences, seminars, and art Biennales, Zabala is also visiting professor at Renmin University, IDSVA, and several other international institutions.