Marina Calloni is full professor of social and political philosophy at the national University of Milano-Bicocca in Milan, and Director of the “International Network for Research on Gender”.
After a “laurea” in Philosophy at the University of Milan, she received a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Pavia, and a Ph.D. in Social and Political Science at the European University Institute in Florence.
She was a research fellow at the University of Frankfurt and senior researcher at the Gender Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science in London.
She was visiting professor at the Universities of Bremen (Germany), Vienna (Austria), Lugano (Switzerland), Hannover (Germany), Tirana (Albania), Beijing (China), Kurume (Japan), Riga (Latvia), Lødz (Poland), Budapest (Hungary). She is co-founder of the School of Politics "Aleksandra Kollontai" based at the Pomor University in Arkhangelsk (Barents Region of North-West Russia). She was project manager of a programme devoted to the establishment of a Gender Institute at the University of Tirana, supported by the United Nations and the Italian Foreign Ministry. She was member of the Enwise Expert Group, supported by the DG “Research” – Unit “Women and Science” of the European Commission, in order to report on the situation of women scientists in the Eastern and Central European countries and the Baltic States. She is now concluding a EU research, based at the Queen’s University in Belfast, on women’s political èparticipation in post-socialist countries.
She is director of the research on “Genocides and Crimes of Work”, supported by the Italian Ministry of University and Research.
At the moment she is coordinator of the Scientific Committee of the “Collegio di Milano”, a college of excellence founded by the seven Milan universities and editor of the research yearbook of the National university of Milano-Bicocca.
She has participated and participating in several national and international researches and cross borders networks, collaborating with universities, research centres, NGO’s and supra-national institutions.
Her main topics concerns: social and political philosophy; gender issues; theories of ethics, politics and justice; democracy, cultural conflicts and the critique of violence; European citizenship and the public sphere; politics and science in post-socialist countries; international research networks and co-operation.
She has widely published books and papers in several languages and countries. Among her last books: I dilemmi dell’aborto. Il bene, il giusto e le differenze, Roma: Donzelli, in print; Gender Studies, Democracy and Justice, Kurume: University of Kurume (Japan), forthcoming; (ed)., Violenza senza leggi. Riflessioni su genocidi e crimini di guerra nell’età globale, Torino: UTET, 2006; Amelia Rosselli, Memorie, ed. M.Calloni, il Mulino, Bologna, 2001; M.Calloni, A.Ferrara, S.Petrucciani (eds.), Pensare la società. L’idea di una filosofia sociale, Roma: Carocci, 2001; M.Calloni, B.Dausien & M. Friese (eds.), Migrationsgeschichten von Frauen. Beiträge und Perspektiven aus der Biographieforschung, Bremen: IBL - Universität Bremen Verlag, 2000.