Caterina Nirta

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Research interests

My main research interests are in 19th and 20th century continental philosophy, critical theory, philosophy/sociology of time, feminist theory, gender and sexuality studies, humanism, posthumanism, antihumanism, materialisms, narratives of disobedience and deviance.

I'm interested in relations between normativity and various forms of individual, social, legal, corporeal disobedience. Currently working on a new project around time, hope and crisis.


Would consider PhD students interested in related topics.


Research projects

Co-editor of the series Law & the Senses, UWP

Author of Marginal Bodies, Trans Utopias (Routledge, 2018)



PhD, Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities, University of Westminster, 2014

MA  Media Comms/Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2006.

BA (hons) English and Comparative Literature, University of Bologna, 2005


Fellow HEA, 2016

Senior Fellow HEA, 2019


SEDA Award, 2018


External positions

Visitng Scholar, Duke University



  • B Philosophy (General)
  • BJ Ethics
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • GN Anthropology