Giovanna Borradori

Professor of Philosophy

Giovanna Borradori holds advanced degrees from the University of Milan, Italy (“Dottore in Filosofia”) and the University of Paris, France (“Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondis”). She specializes in European philosophy of the 19th and 20th century. In recent years, her research has been focusing on the aesthetics of architecture and the philosophy of terrorism. She is the editor of Recoding Metaphysics: The New Italian Philosophy (Northwestern University Press, 1988) and the author of two books in English: The American Philosopher (University of Chicago Press 1993) and Philosophy in a Time of Terror. Dialogues with Jürgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida (University of Chicago Press, 2003), a “philosophy best-seller” translated into eighteen languages.

MA, Université Paris 8 Vincennes-St Denis; PhD, Università degli Studi di Milano
At Vassar since 1995


Rockefeller Hall
Box 136

Research and Academic Interests

European Philosophy of the 19th and 20th Century

Departments and Programs