I was raised in Rome, Vienna, and Geneva and studied philosophy at the University of Turin and at the Pontifical Lateran University of Rome, where I obtained my PhD in 2006. The following year I was awarded the Humboldt Research Fellowship at the University of Potsdam for two years. After spending the spring semester of 2010 as a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University, I was appointed ICREA Research Professor first at the University of Barcelona and then at the Pompeu Fabra University, where I currently teach contemporary and political philosophy and supervise PhD students. I am also the founding director of the UPF Center for Vattimo’s Archives and Philosophy. In addition to an extensive speaking schedule at conferences, seminars, and art festivals, I often write for the New York Times, the Guardian, Al-Jazeera, and other newspapers.