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Caterina Nirta



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Personal profile

Research interests

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

I'm interested in relations and conflicts between normativity and various forms of individual, social, legal, corporeal disobedience.

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 Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2006.

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


Fellow HEA, 2016

Senior Fellow HEA, 2019


SEDA Award, 2018


Professional affiliations

Visiting Scholar, Programme in Literature, Duke University, USA (2019-2020)



External positions

Visitng Scholar, Duke University



  • B Philosophy (General)
  • BJ Ethics
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • JC Political theory
  • GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
  • GN Anthropology
  • BH Aesthetics

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Research Output


Nirta, C., Pavoni, A. (ed.), Mandic, D. (ed.) & Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, A. (ed.), 15 Mar 2021, (Accepted/In press) London: University of Westminster Press (UWP). 238 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Dis-othering Monstrosity in Rhetorics of the 'Wrong Body'

Nirta, C., 6 Feb 2020, (Submitted) In : Differences .

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Nirta, C. (ed.), Pavoni, A. (ed.), Mandic, D. (ed.) & Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, A. (ed.), 5 Sep 2020, (Accepted/In press) London: University of Westminster Press (UWP). 210 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Introduction to Touch

Nirta, C., 17 Jan 2020, TOUCH. Nirta, C., Pavoni, A., Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, A. & Mandic, D. (eds.). London: University of Westminster Press (UWP), p. 1028 28 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Monstrous Ontologies: Politics, Ethics, Materiality

Nirta, C. (ed.) & Pavoni, A. (ed.), 12 Jan 2020, (In preparation) London, New York: Vernon Press. 270 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook