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  • Cinzia Arruzza

    Associate Professor of Philosophy


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    Cinzia Arruzza


    Cinzia Arruzza is Associate Professor of Philosophy at The New School for Social Research. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Rome Tor Vergata and subsequently studied at the universities of Fribourg (Switzerland), and Bonn (Germany), where she was the recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship.

    Her research interests include ancient metaphysics and political thought, Plato, Aristotle, Neoplatonism, feminist theory and Marxism. She is currently working on two projects: (1) a monograph on tyranny and the tyrant in Plato's Republic and (2) a research project on gender, capitalism, social reproduction, and Marx's critique of political economy.

    Degrees Held

    PhD 2005, University of Rome Tor Vergata

    Professional Affiliation

    External Affiliate at the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought, Goldsmiths University of London

    Recent Publications

    Books and Edited Volumes

    Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto, co-author with Tithi Bhattacharya and Nancy Fraser, Verso Books, 2019

    A Wolf in the City: Tyranny and the Tyrant in Plato's Republic, Oxford University Press, 2018

    Storia delle storie del femminismo, Edizioni Alegre, Rome 2017, co-author with Lidia Cirillo

    Philosophy and Political Power in Antiquity (Studies in Moral Philosophy Series), co-editor with Dmitri Nikulin, Brill, 2016

    Plotinus. Ennead II 5. On What is Potentially and What Actually. Translation with an Introduction and Commentary, ‘The Enneads of Plotinus Series’ (editors: John Dillon and Andrew Smith), Parmenides Press, Las Vegas 2015

    Dangerous Liaisons, Marriages and Divorces of Marxism and Feminism, The Merlin Press, London 2013 (translation and revision of Le relazioni pericolose)

    Les Mésaventures de la théodicée. Plotin, Origène et Grégoire de Nysse, Brepols, “Nutrix” Series, Turnhout 2011

    Las sin parte. Matrimonios y Divorcios entre Feminismo y Marxismo, Critica & Alternativa, Barcelona 2010 (translation of Le relazioni pericolose)

    Feminismo e Marxismo. Entre casamentos e divórcios, Edições Combate, Lisbon 2010 (translation of Le relazioni pericolose)

    Le relazioni pericolose. Matrimoni e divorzi tra marxismo e femminismo, Edizioni Alegre, Roma 2010


    Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

    ‘Social Reproduction Feminism and its Critics’, Science & Society, 80.1 (2016), pp. 9-30.

    ‘Gender as Social Temporality: Butler (and Marx)’, Historical Materialism, 23.1 (2015), pp. 28-52.

    ‘Genere e capitale: la critica marxiana dell’ecomia politica e il femminismo’, Iride, 1 (2015), pp. 79-94.

    “Cleaning the City”. Plato and Popper on political Change’, Polis. The Journal of the Society for Greek Political Thought, 29. 2 (2012), pp. 259-285

    ‘Plato’s World-Maker in Origen’s Contra Celsum’, Horizons, 3.1 (2012), pp. 61-80

    ‘The Private and the Common in Plato’s Republic’, History of Political Thought, 32. 2 (2011), pp. 215-233

    ‘Passive potentiality in the physical realm: Plotinus’ critique of Aristotle in Enneads II 5 [25]’, Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 1(2011), pp. 24-57

    ‘La matière immatérielle chez Grégoire de Nysse’, Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Theologie, Band 54 (2007), pp. 215-223

    ‘Ordo e mediazione gerarchica nelle Expositiones in ierarchiam coelestem di Giovanni Scoto Eriugena’, Studi medievali, IIIa S., XLIV- II (2003), pp.117-145


    Articles in Journals and Online Publications

    'Governance and Social Conflict in a Time of Pandemic,' co-author, Viewpoint Magazine, April 2020

    'Feminism of the 99% is an anticapitalist alternative to neoliberal feminism,' interview in International Viewpoint, January 2019

    'What the Women's Strike Means,' Jacobin, March 2017

    'Italy's Refusal', New Left Review, Jan/Feb 2017

    Remarks on Gender’, Viewpoint Magazine, September 2014 (also published in Italian, French, and Portuguese)

    ‘The Authority of Reason: on John Scottus Eriugena’s Periphyseon, I, 508C-513C’, Glossator, 7 (2013)

    ‘Le temps du retour. Temporalité et apocatastase dans le Perì Archôn d’Origène’, Acta Universitatis Palackianae Olomucensis, Theologica Olomucensia, Volume 10 (2010), pp. 69-78

    ‘Vers une union ‘queer’ de marxisme et féminisme?’, Contretemps, 6 (2010), pp. 89-100

    ‘Le refus du bonheur. Négligence et chute dans la pensée d’Origène’, Revue de Théologie et de Philosophie, 141 (2009), pp. 261-272


    Book Chapters

    ‘Il genere del capitale. Introduzione al femminismo marxista’, in Storia del marxismo, ed. by Stefano Petrucciani, Carocci editore, 2015

    ‘Being True to One’s Birth: What is gennaion in the Noble Falsehood of the Republic?’, in Plato Revived, ed. by Filip Karfik and Euree Song, de Gruyter 2013

    ‘Of What is Anarcha-feminism the Name?’, in The Anarchist Turn, ed. by Chiara Bottici, Jacob Blumenfeld and Simon Critchley, Pluto Press, London 2013, pp. 111-123

    ‘"La femme est l’avenir du spectre”? Le genre, le capital, et le marxisme de Daniel Bensaïd’, in Daniel Bensaïd, l’intempestif, ed. by François Sabado, Editions La Decouverte, Paris 2012


    Media Appearances

    'The Feminist Perspective - Cinzia Arruzza,' The Feminist Perspective with Dr. Sophia Johnson, May 30, 2019

    'Face 2 Face with Cinzia Arruzza,' Face 2 Face Show, March 9, 2019

    Awards And Honors

    Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Alumni Fellowship at the University of Bonn (2014) Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Bonn (2009-2010) Research Fellowship, University of Fribourg (CH) (2005-2006) Doctoral Fellowship, University of Rome Tor Vergata (2001-2004)  


    Curriculum Vitae

    Current Courses

    Eros, Madness and Plato

    Eros, Madness and Plato (Paris Spring 2021)

    Independent Study

    Independent Study

    Independent Study (Paris Spring 2021)


    Plotinus (Paris Spring 2021)

    Prospectus Seminar

    Prospectus Seminar (Paris Spring 2021)



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