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Dr Antonio Cerella

Senior Lecturer

About

I joined the Department of Politics in February 2017, having previously been Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), and Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex and at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London.

My field of expertise encompasses political philosophy, international political theory and critical security studies.

I am Convenor of CRIPT– British International Studies Association working group on Contemporary Research on International Political Theory: https://bisagroupcript.wordpress.com/ 

Areas of specialism

  • Political Philosophy
  • Political Theory
  • Critical Security Studies
  • International Political Theory

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE), University of Central Lancashire, 2014
  • PhD in Political Theory and International Studies, Scuola Normale Superiore (SUM), 2011
  • MA in Political Science, Scuola Normale Superiore (SUM), 2008
  • B.A. in International Studies and Diplomacy, University of Bologna, Bologna, 2007

Professional membership

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR)
  • International Studies Association (ISA), member of the International Political Sociology and International Theory Sections
  • British International Studies Association (BISA)
  • Centre for Advanced International Theory (CAIT), University of Sussex
  • Association for Political Theory
  • Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought
  • Northern Theory School
  • Heidegger Circle

Research

My research interests lie at the crossroad of international political theory, political philosophy and security studies. My current research focuses on two main areas: a) revisiting some of the classics of political thought - such as Thomas Hobbes, Max Weber, Carl Schmitt, and René Girard, among others - to critically analyze the crisis of modernity, and its political, epistemic and institutional implications. In particular: the problem of political order in the post-Westphalian age, the ethical foundation of that order, the meaning and relevance of ethics in the so-called 'age of disenchantment'; and b) exploring - from a critical perspective - the new forms of violence in contemporary international relations, with a specific focus on martyrdom, self-immolation, and the dynamics of radicalization.

Publications

Number of items: 18.

Article

Cerella, Antonio (2016) Encounters at the end of the world : Max Weber, Carl Schmitt and the tyranny of values. Journal for Cultural Research, 20(3), pp. 266-285. ISSN (print) 1479-7585

Cerella, Antonio and Gallo, Ernesto (2016) Machiavelli reloaded : perceptions and misperceptions of the 'Prince of realism'. International Politics, 53(4), pp. 435-446. ISSN (print) 1384-5748

Cerella, Antonio [Reviewer] (2016) Sacred fires and living flames : Book Review of 'Pyropolitics : When the World is Ablaze' by Michael Marder. Los Angeles Review of Books,

Cerella, Antonio (2016) The dehumanization of the enemy. The Philosophical Salon,

Bradley, Arthur and Cerella, Antonio (2016) The future of political theology and the legacy of Carl Schmitt. Journal for Cultural Research, 20(3), pp. 205-216. ISSN (print) 1479-7585

Cerella, Antonio (2016) The globalization of hate. The Philosophical Salon,

Cerella, Antonio (2015) Until the end of the world : Girard, Schmitt and the origins of violence. Journal of International Political Theory, 11(1), pp. 42-60. ISSN (print) 1755-0882

Brighi, Elisabetta and Cerella, Antonio (2015) An alternative vision of politics and violence : introducing mimetic theory in international studies. Journal of International Political Theory, 11(1), pp. 3-25. ISSN (print) 1755-0882

Cerella, Antonio (2014) Postsecular encounters in world politics. Millennium : Journal of International Studies, 42(3), pp. 957-965. ISSN (print) 0305-8298

Cerella, Antonio (2013) Religion and political form : Carl Schmitt's genealogy of politics as critique of Jurgen Habermas's post-secular discourse. Review of International Studies, 38(5), pp. 975-994. ISSN (print) 0260-2105

Petito, Fabio and Cerella, Antonio (2012) Common ground between faiths. Longitude, 12, pp. 100-102.

Cerella, Antonio (2009) Terrorismo : storia ed analisi di un concetto. Trasgressioni, 49, pp. 41-59. ISSN (print) 0394-1418

Book

(2016) Carl Schmitt : political theology & modernity. London, U.K. : Routledge. 328p. (Journal for Cultural Research, no. 3)

Cerella, Antonio and Gallo, Ernesto, eds. (2016) Machiavelli and international relations : critical reassessments. Palgrave Macmillan. 554p. (International Politics, no. 4) ISSN (print) 1384-5748

Brighi, Elisabetta and Cerella, Antonio, eds. (2016) The sacred and the political : explorations on Mimesis, violence and religion. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Academic. 288p. (Political Theory and Contemporary Philosophy) ISBN 9781628925968

Cerella, Antonio and Brighi, Elisabetta, eds. (2015) Mimetic theory and international studies. Sage. 164p. (Journal of International Political Theory, no. 1)

Book Section

Cerella, Antonio (2016) Introduction. The power of sacrifice : Rene Girard and the political. In: Brighi, Elisabetta and Cerella, Antonio, (eds.) The sacred and the political : explorations on Mimesis, violence and religion. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 1-8. (Political Theory and Contemporary Philosophy) ISBN 9781628925968

Cerella, Antonio (2016) The myth of origin : archaeology and history in the work of Agamben and Girard. In: Brighi, Elisabetta and Cerella, Antonio, (eds.) The sacred and the political : explorations on Mimesis, violence and religion. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 213-236. (Political Theory and Contemporary Philosophy) ISBN 9781628925968

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