Prof. Nicla Vassallo (Porto Maurizio-Imperia, 1963) studied philosophy at the University of Genova and at King’s College London – University of London. After award of her Ph.D. in Philosophy of Science, she was appointed Research Fellow and then Researcher. In 2002 she qualified as Associate Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science (Idoneità da Professore Associato in Logica e Filosofia della Scienza) at the University of Catania, and then in 2004 as Full Professor of Theoretical Philosophy (Idoneità da Professore Ordinario in Filosofia Teoretica) at the University of Bergamo. From 2003 to 2008 she was Visiting Professor at the University…
Prof. Nicla Vassallo (Porto Maurizio-Imperia, 1963) studied philosophy at the University of Genova and at King’s College London – University of London. After award of her Ph.D. in Philosophy of Science, she was appointed Research Fellow and then Researcher. In 2002 she qualified as Associate Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science (Idoneità da Professore Associato in Logica e Filosofia della Scienza) at the University of Catania, and then in 2004 as Full Professor of Theoretical Philosophy (Idoneità da Professore Ordinario in Filosofia Teoretica) at the University of Bergamo. From 2003 to 2008 she was Visiting Professor at the University Vita–Salute, Milan, where she lectured on Epistemology in the Psychology Faculty. Since 2005 she has been a Full Professor (Professore Ordinario) in the Department of Philosophy (now Dafist) at the University of Genova. There she has taught Philosophical Propaedeutics, Philosophy of Knowledge and Epistemology. She now teaches Theoretical Philosophy and is part of the teaching staff of the Doctoral Programme in Philosophy called “Fino”, the Consortium of more University (Genova, Pavia, Piemonte Orientale, Torino). Latest, she has been nominated associate of ISEM–CNR.
In recent years, Nicla Vassallo has been responsible for seven research projects for the CNR (National Research Council). She has been a Board Member of SIFA (Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy), Book Reviews Editor for the journal Epistemologia: Rivista Italiana di Filosofia della Scienza, a Member of the Editorial Board of the journals Epistemologia, Iride: Filosofia e discussione pubblica, Iris: European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate, and the on-line dictionary Foldop, a Member of the Scientific Committee of Comitato permanente di consulenza del Forum per le politiche di genere dell’Università di Padova, of O.N.DA (Osservatorio Nazionale sulla Salute della Donna), of Sapere, and of the Portale Tematiche LGBT (Consiglio dei Ministri, Dipartimento Pari Opportunità, Ufficio Nazionale Antidiscriminazioni Unar), a Member of the Board of Referees of CIVR (Committee for Research Evaluation) for VTR (the first Italian Research Evaluation Exercise), a Miur’s referee for “Programma per Giovani Ricercatori – Rita Levi Montalcini” 2010, a Miur’s Referee for VQR (the Evaluation of Universities’ Reaserch Quality), a Miur’s Referee for Futuro in Ricerca 2011, 2012, 2013, a Member of the Scientific Committee of 2–R – The Journal of Philosophical Reviews, OspedaleDonna, and Readings – The Swif’s series of E-books, a Member of the Board of Directors of Palazzo Ducale’s Fondazione per la Cultura, a Member of the of the Advisory Board of the Assemblea of Teatro Stabile di Genova, an Affiliated Member of Associazione Festival della scienza, and Member of the Scientific Committee of Festival della Scienza.
She currently is an editor on Academia.edu, Member of Centro Studi Urbani, CRESA (Center of Research in Experimental and Applied Epistemology), DonneOltre (Associazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla), and Performance Philosophy. She is a Member of the Institute for Scientific Methodology, the journal Iride: Filosofia e discussione pubblica and the journal philinq-Philosophical Inquiries. She is a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, of Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia, of Politeia: Rivista di Etica e Scelte Pubbliche, and of the Editorial Board of Rivista italiana di Filosofia della Scienza, Gender, the L&PS: Logic and Philosophy of Science - An Electronic Journal, the on–line journal Nordicum-Mediterraneum, and the on–line journal Rescogitans, a Member of the contributors’ panel to the on–line journal Ingenere.it, and of the Project Gecos–Genoa Cognitive Science. Finally, she is a Member of the Scientific Committee of Associazione Avvocatura per i diritti LGBT–Rete Lenford, Doié, Evocamondi, Fondazione per la Cultura, Fondazione Nilde Iotti, il Festival per l’Economia Interculturale, In Circolo-Rivista di filosofa e culture, Interfaculty centre for gender studies (San Raffaele), Progetto Diversity Lab, L’Inconscio-Rivista Italiana di Filosofia e Psiconalisi, Lo Sguardo–Rivista Elettronica di Filosofia, Rivista d’Estetica, and the on–line journals Methode–Analytic Perspectives, Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Analitica Junior, Scenari, Scienza & Filosofia, Società Italiana di Psicoterapia per lo studio delle identità sessuali, and a member of the honorary Committee of O.N.DA (Osservatorio Nazionale sulla Salute della Donna). She is a founding partner of Edge, as well of MaiMa - Associazione per la lotta contro l’omofobia, la transfobia e le discriminazioni nel mondo scolastico- of which is has part of its Scientific Commette, Consultant for the sector “Il genere in questione (queer, movimenti, lgbtqia, questione maschile) del Forum Interdisciplinare per gli Studi e la Formazione di Genere dell’Ateneo di Padova”, and Responsible of the Culture of Ama Nutri e Cresci. She is friend- member of The Global Eye.
Nicla Vassallo has served and servs as Referee for the following publications, and publishers: Carocci, Codice Edizioni, Dialectica: International Journal of Philosophy, Editori Laterza, Epistemologia: Rivista Italiana di Filosofia della Scienza, European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, FrancoAngeli, Giulio Einaudi Editore, il Saggiatore, Iride: Filosofia e discussione pubblica, Iris: European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate, Mind & Society, Nordicum-Mediterraneum, Rivista di Estetica, Rivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica, Teoria politica, Ulisse Biblioteca.
She works mainly in the area of Analytic Philosophy. Her primary research and teaching areas are Philosophy of Knowledge and Epistemology. She also has on-going research interests in Feminist Philosophies, Gender Studies, History and Philosophy of Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophical Naturalism and Scepticism.
Nicla Vassallo has written more than one hundred and fifty articles in Italian and in English that have appeared in philosophical journals, edited books, conference proceedings, and encyclopedias, and has published twelve books, edited four others, and co–edited eight more. Her latest sole–authored works are Per sentito dire. Conoscenza e testimonianza (Feltrinelli, Milano 2011), Conversazioni (Mimesis Edizioni, Milano 2012), Il matrimonio omosessuale è contro natura: falso! (Laterza, Roma-Bari 2015), and Breve viaggio tra scienza e tecnologia, con etica e donne (Orthotes, Napoli-Salerno 2015); her latest co–authored works are Piccolo trattato di epistemologia (Codice Edizioni, Torino 2010) and Frege on Thinking and Its Epistemic Significance (Lexington–Rowman & Littlefield 2015). Her most recent edited book is Donna m’apparve (Codice Edizioni, Torino 2009); her most recent co–edited books are Terza cultura (il Saggiatore, Milano 2011), Reason and Rationality (Ontos Verlag, Frankfurt 2012) and Meta-Philosophical Reflection on Feminist Philosophies of Science (Springer, New York 2016); her first volume of poems is Orlando in ordine sparso (Mimesis Edizioni, Milano 2013); her second one is Metafisiche insofferenti per donzelle insolenti (Mimesis Edizioni, Milano 2017).
Nicla Vassallo has given talks in many of the most important Italian Universities (Ancona, Bergamo, Brescia, Bologna, Cagliari, Catania, Firenze, Genova, Messina, Milano Bocconi, Milano Cattolica, Milano San Raffaele, Milano Statale, Padova, Pisa, Reggio Emilia, Roma La Sapienza, Roma Tre, Salerno, Sassari, Torino, Trieste, Trento, Urbino, Venezia) and abroad in France, Denmark, Great Britain, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey; as a co–speaker in Canada, Cyprus, Germany, Finland, Ireland, Portugal, Romania, and Usa.
She regularly contributes to the cultural pages of various newspapers, magazines and blogs.