Professor Andrea Sangiovanni
Professor of Philosophy
Address Room 902A, Philosophy Building
King's College London
London, WC2R 2LS
NB. Temporarily relocated to office 4.03 in the Chesham Building
Research interests and PhD supervision
Andrea Sangiovanni is Professor of Philosophy at King’s College London. He received his BA and PhD from Harvard University. Before joining the Philosophy Department at KCL (in 2007), he was a Randall Dillard Research Fellow at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge (2005-2007). He will be taking up the Chair in Social and Political Theory at the European University Institute, Fiesole, in September 2018 while on leave from KCL, and is a recipient of an ERC Consolidator Grant (2018-2023) for a project on social justice in the European Union. His main areas of research are in contemporary moral, legal, and political philosophy. Current research interests include: justice and solidarity in the European Union, freedom of movement and immigration, international justice and the philosophy of international law; human rights and the idea of dignity; the relation between principles and social practices; and moral and social equality.He has recently published a book entitled Humanity without Dignity: Moral Equality, Respect, and Human Rights (Harvard University Press, 2017) on the idea of moral equality and its importance for human rights.
Professor Sangiovanni's main areas of research are in contemporary moral, legal, and political philosophy, though he also has interests in the history of early-modern and modern political thought. Current research interests include: international justice and law; human rights and the idea of dignity; the relation between principles and social practices; justice, legitimacy, and solidarity in the European Union; ‘Scottish’ constructivism; moral equality.
Professor Sangiovanni welcomes enquiries from prospective students seeking supervision in topics connected to his research interests.
For more details, please see his full research profile.
- Humanity without Dignity: Moral Equality, Respect, and Human Rights (Harvard University Press, 2017)
- ‘Solidarity as Joint Action’ Journal of Applied Philosophy 32: 340-59 (2016).
- ‘How Practices Matter’, Journal of Political Philosophy 24: 3-23 (2016).
- ‘Solidarity in the European Union’ Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 33: 213-41 (2013).
- ‘On the Relation Between Moral and Distributive Equality’, in Cosmopolitanism: For and Against, ed. Gillian Brock (Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 55-75.
- ‘The Irrelevance of Coercion, Imposition, and Framing to Distributive Justice’ Philosophy & Public Affairs 40/2: 79-110 (2012).
Professor Sangiovanni has previously taught on the following modules
- 5AANB007 Political II: Theories of Justice (convenor)
- 6AANA046 Topics in Political Philosophy
- 7AAN2081 Political Philosophy (convenor)
- 7AAN2082 Political Philosophy II: Special Topics