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Biography

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.

Research interests and PhD supervision

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 will be on leave from KCL starting Sept 2018 while taking up the Chair in Social and Political Theory at the European University Institute, Fiesole. He will not be taking on any new research students while on leave.

For more details, please see his full research profile and his personal webpage.

Teaching

Professor Sangiovanni has previously taught on the following modules

Undergraduate modules:

  • 5AANB007 Political II: Theories of Justice (convenor)
  • 6AANA046 Topics in Political Philosophy

Postgraduate modules:

  • 7AAN2081 Political Philosophy (convenor)
  • 7AAN2082 Political Philosophy II: Special Topics