Dr Antonio Cerella

About

Antonio is a social and political theorist with research interests in intellectual history, critical legal theory and security studies. He is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences at Kingston University London, and a Research Associate of the Center for Advanced International Theory at the University of Sussex, UK.

From 2015 to 2018, he was Convenor of CRIPT–British International Studies Association working group on Contemporary Research on International Political Theory: https://bisagroupcript.wordpress.com/

Currently, he is Convenor, with Simon Choat, of the Political Thought Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association: https://psapoliticalthought.wordpress.com/, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence (PJCV).

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications

  • PGCHE, University of Central Lancashire, 2015
  • PhD, Scuola Normale Superiore (SUM), Pisa-Florence, 2011
  • MA, Scuola Normale Superiore (SUM), Pisa-Florence, 2008
  • BA, University of Bologna, Bologna, 2007

Teaching and learning

Research

Publications                   

Books

1. Cerella, A. Genealogies of Political Modernity. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020 [288pp., ISBN: 9781350079489]

2. Cerella, A. The Return of Violence: The Red Brigades from the Seventies to the 21st Century. Rome: Edizioni Il Filo, 2007 [187 pp., ISBN: 9788861854925; in italian]

Edited Volumes

3. Cerella, A. and Odysseos, L. (eds.) Heidegger and the Global Age. London and New York: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017 [340pp., New Heidegger Series, ISBN: 9781786602305].

4. Cerella, A. and Brighi, E. (eds.) The Sacred and the Political: Explorations on Mimesis, Violence and Religion. London & New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016 [288pp., Political Theory and Contemporary Philosophy Series, ISBN: 9781628925968].

Journal Special Issues

5. Co-editor (with Arthur Bradley) of the 2019 Special Section of Security Dialogue on 'Drones in the House: Domestic Drones, Law Enforcement, Civil Resistance.' July 2019

6. Co-editor (with Ernesto Gallo) of the 2016 Special Issue of International Politics on 'Machiavelli and International Relations: Critical Reassessments.' June 2016, 53(5): 157 pp.

7. Co-editor (with Arthur Bradley) of the 2016 Special Issue of the Journal for Cultural Research on 'Carl Schmitt: Political Theology and Modernity'. September 2016, 20(3): 137 pp.

8.  Co-editor (with Elisabetta Brighi) of the 2015 Special Issue of the Journal of International Political Theory on 'Mimetic Theory and International Studies'. February 2015, 11(1): 164 pp.

Articles in peer-reviewed academic journals

9. Cerella, A. and Bradley, A. (2019). 'Droneland: Towards a Domestic Drone Theory'. Security Dialogue online.

10. Cerella, A. and Harvey, A. (2019). 'Dressing for a Machine-readable World: An Interview with Adam Harvey'. Security Dialogue online.

11. Cerella, A. and Gallo, E. (2016) 'Machiavelli Reloaded: Perceptions and Misperceptions of the "Prince" of Realism'. International Politics, 53(5): pp. 435-46.

12. Cerella, A. (2016). 'Encounters at the End of a World: Weber, Schmitt and the Tyranny of Values'. Journal for Cultural Research, 20(1): pp. 20-42.

13. Cerella, A. and Bradley, A. (2016). 'The Future of Political Theology and the Legacy of Carl Schmitt'. Journal for Cultural Research, 20(1): pp. 1-12.

14. Cerella, A. (2015). 'Until the End of the World: Girard, Schmitt and the Origins of Violence'. Journal of International Political Theory, 11(1): pp. 61-79 [translated into Arabic].

15. Cerella, A. and Brighi, E. (2015). 'An Alternative Vision of Politics and Violence: Introducing Mimetic Theory in International Studies'. Journal of International Political Theory, 11(1): pp. 3-25.

16. Cerella, A. (2014). 'Postsecular Encounters in World Politics'. Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 42(3): pp. 957-65.

17. Cerella, A. (2012). 'Religion and political form: Carl Schmitt's Genealogy of Politics as Critique of Jürgen Habermas's Post-Secular Discourse'. Review of International Studies, 38(5), pp. 975-94.

18. Cerella, A. (2009). 'Terrorism: History and Analysis of a Concept'. Trasgressioni, 49(3), pp. 41-59 [in italian].

Book chapters

19. Cerella, A. (2017) 'De-Framing the Global', in Cerella, A. and L. Odysseos, Heidegger and the Global Age (London and New York: Rowman & Littlefield International), pp. 1-24.

20. Cerella, A. (2017) 'Images of the World: Ontology and History in the Work of Foucault, Schmitt and Heidegger', in Cerella, A. and L. Odysseos, Heidegger and the Global Age (London and New York: Rowman & Littlefield International), pp. 50-74.

21. Cerella, A. (2017) 'El umbral y el límite: Reflexiones sobre el sentido ético-político de la alteridad en la era global', in Atienza de Frutos, D. and D. García-Ramos Gallego, eds., La construcción de la identidad en tiempos de crisis (Madrid: Anthropos), 2017, pp. 41-65.

22. Cerella, A. (2017) 'Space and Sovereignty: A Reverse Perspective', in Howland, D., E. Lillehoj, and M. Mayer (eds.), Art and Sovereignty in Global Politics (New York: Palgrave Macmillan), pp. 31-57.

23. Cerella, A. (2016) 'The Power of Sacrifice: René Girard and the Political', in: The Sacred and the Political: Exploration on Mimesis, Violence and Religion (London & New York: Bloomsbury), pp. 1-8.

24. Cerella, A. (2016) 'The Myth of Origin: Archaeology and History in the Work of Agamben and Girard', in The Sacred and the Political: Exploration on Mimesis, Violence and Religion (London & New York: Bloomsbury), pp. 213-36.

25. Cerella, A. (2010) 'Forms of Violence in the New International System', in S. Costalli and Francesco N. Moro (eds.), War Within the State. Forms of Violence in Interstate Contemporary Conflicts, pp. 17-43 (Milan: Vita e Pensiero, 2010), ISBN: 9788834319291 [in italian].

Op-eds, Policy articles, Reviews

26. Cerella, A. (2020) 'Homo Desiderans: A Review of Miguel de Beistegui's The Government of Desire: A Genealogy of the Liberal Subject, Radical Philosophy (forthcoming)

27. Cerella, A. (2020) 'Sovereign Sacrifice', Los Angeles Review of Books, 4 May 2020

28. Cerella, A. (2019) 'On the Margins of Power', Philosophy in a Time of Crisis, 15 March 2019 

29. Cerella, A. (2019) 'Review: Political Ontology and International Political Thought: Voiding A Pluralist World', Contemporary Political Theory 18, pp. 232-5.

30. Cerella, A. (2018) 'Spaces of Terror', Los Angeles Review of Books, 4 June 2018.

31. Cerella, A. (2016) 'The Globalization of Hate', Los Angeles Review of Books, 5 December 2016.

32. Cerella, A. (2016) 'Sacred Fires and Living Flames', Los Angeles Review of Books, 2 September 2016.

33. Cerella, A. (2016) 'The Dehumanization of the Enemy', Los Angeles Review of Books, 1 May 2016 [translated into Portuguese as A desumanização do inimigo].

34. Cerella, A. (2012) 'Common Ground between Faiths? Christian Democrats and Muslim Democrats in Dialogue' (co-authored with Fabio Petito), Longitude 12(1): pp. 100-6.  

Translations

35.  Roberto Esposito, 'Biopolitics and Coronavirus: A View from Italy' (original 'Biopolitica e coronavirus'), The Philosophical Salon, Los Angeles Review of Books, 31 March 2020.

36.  Roberto Esposito, 'From Outside: A Philosophy for Europe. An Interview with Roberto Esposito' (original 'Da fuori: una filosofia per l'Europa. Intervista con Roberto Esposito'), The Philosophical Salon, Los Angeles Review of Books, 11-18 July 2016.

37.  Carl Schmitt, 'The Changing Structure of International Law' (original 'Cambio de estructura del derecho internacional', Madrid: Instituto de estudios politicos, 1943), Journal for Cultural Research, 20(3), 2016: pp. 310-28.

38.  Ivan Illich, 'The Obsession with Perfect Health' (original: 'L'obsession de la santé parfaite', Le Monde diplomatique, March 1999), Journal for Cultural Research, vol. 21 (3), 2017: pp. 286-91.

Scholarly affiliations

  • Political Studies Association (PSA): Political Thought
  • Northern Theory School

Research student supervision

Publications

Number of items: 31.

Article

Cerella, Antonio (2020) Sovereign sacrifice. The Philosophical Salon,

Cerella, Antonio [Reviewer] (2019) Book Review of 'Political ontology and international political thought : voiding a pluralist world' by Vassilios Paipais. Contemporary Political Theory, 18(Sup.4), pp. 232-235. ISSN (print) 1470-8914

Bradley, Arthur and Cerella, Antonio (2019) Droneland : towards a domestic drone theory. Security Dialogue,

Cerella, Antonio (2019) Dressing for a machine-readable world : an interview with Adam Harvey. Security Dialogue,

Cerella, Antonio (2019) On the margins of power. Philosophy in a Time of Crisis,

Cerella, Antonio (2018) Spaces of terror. The Philosophical Salon,

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

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 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 (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) 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 (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

Cerella, Antonio (2018) Genealogies of political modernity. Bloomsbury Academic. (Political Theologies) ISBN 9781350079465 (In Press)

Cerella, Antonio and Odysseos, Louiza, eds. (2017) Heidegger and the global age. London, U.K. : Rowman & Littlefield. 338p. (New Heidegger research) ISBN 9781786602305

Cerella, Antonio and Bradley, Arthur, eds. (2016) Carl Schmitt : political theology & modernity. London, U.K. : Routledge. 328p. (Journal for Cultural Research, 20(3))

Cerella, Antonio and Gallo, Ernesto, eds. (2016) Machiavelli and international relations : critical reassessments. Palgrave Macmillan. 554p. (International Politics, 53(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, 11(1))

Book Section

Cerella, Antonio (2017) El umbral y el limite: reflexiones sobre el sentido etico-politico de la alteridad en la era global. In: Atienza de Frutos, David and Garcia-Ramos Gallego, David, (eds.) La construccion de la identidad en tiempos de crisis: el papel de la violencia y la religion. Barcelona, Spain : Anthropos Editorial. pp. 41-65. (Pensamiento critico / Pensamiento utopico, (224)) ISBN 9788416421626

Cerella, Antonio (2017) Images of the world: ontology and history in the work of Foucault, Schmitt and Heidegger. In: Cerella, Antonio and Odysseos, Louiza, (eds.) Heidegger and the global age. London, U.K. : Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 109-136. (New Heidegger research) ISBN 9781786602305

Cerella, Antonio and Odysseos, Louiza (2017) Introduction: de-framing the global. In: Cerella, Antonio and Odysseos, Louiza, (eds.) Heidegger and the global age. London, U.K. : Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 1-22. (New Heidegger research) ISBN 9781786602305

Cerella, Antonio (2017) Space and sovereignty: a reverse perspective. In: Howland, Douglas , Lillehoj, Elizabeth and Mayer, Maximilian, (eds.) Art and sovereignty in global politics. New York, U.S. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 31-58. ISBN 9781349950157

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

Cerella, Antonio (2010) Forme della violenza nel sistema internazionale contemporaneo. In: Moro, Francesco N. and Costalli, Stefano, (eds.) La guerra nello Stato : Forme della violenza nei conflitti intrastatali contemporanei. Milano, Italy : Vita E Pensiero. pp. 17-43. ISBN 9788834319291

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