Maddalena Cerrato is an assistant professor in the Department of International Affairs. She has been at Texas A&M since 2014. Before joining the Bush School of Government and Public Service in 2022, she was a faculty member in the Department of International Studies where she also served as Director of Undergraduate Studies and as Director of the INTS Honors Program. In 2021 she received the LAUNCH Director’s Award for Outstanding Service to Honors Program the Wells Fargo Honors Faculty Mentor Award.
Cerrato earned a BA and an MA in Philosophy at “La Sapienza” University in Rome, and received her PhD in Political and Theoretical Philosophy from the Italian Institute for Humanities (SUM, today part of the Normal School of Pisa) in 2013. She teaches courses on nationalism, globalization and global studies, and cyberspace. Her research is in the field of critical theory, political philosophy, and cyber-criticism. Her current research concerns the use of space and spatial categories in social and political theory, and it addresses the ways in which today “cyberspace” and digital technologies challenge such a theoretical framework. She published a scholarly monograph on the practical philosophy of Michel Foucault and many articles on nationalism, topology, community, and infrapolitics.
Dr. Cerrato is a 2023-24 Glasscock Research Fellow and one of the affiliated faculty of the three-year research initiative “The Humanities and the Anthropocene” sponsored by the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research.