Teresa Pullano is a research fellow at the Institute of European Global Studies of the University of Basel. She obtained a PhD in political science, with a focus on political theory, from Sciences Po Paris. She was a Marie Curie postdoctoral Fellow at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and Fulbright-Schuman postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Political Science at Columbia University, New York. She was Assistant Professor of European Global Studies at the University of Basel.
Scientifically, she has a background both in political sciences and in philosophy.
She is interested in analyzing the restructuring of contemporary citizenship in Europe as a specific form and structure of statehood. Specifically, she deals with the political and legal tools through which European citizenship acts as a strategy of differential governmentality in contemporary Europe and with its capacity of structuring a form of territory at the continental level.
On these issues, she published the book “La citoyenneté européenne: un espace quasi-étatique” (Paris, Presses de Sciences Po, 2014). Her research on this topic was also publshed in Droit et Société, Politique européenne, Politica & Società and in several edited books in English and French.
She also investigates the European citizenship’s policies in connection to freedom of movement within the EU.
Another important part of her research concerns the philosophical foundations of Europe as an institution and how contemporary philosophy shapes Europe, determining multiple forms of cultural, political and social identities. In this direction, she works on authors such as Michel Foucault, Etienne Balibar, Alexandre Kojève, Georges Bataille, Carl Schmitt and Yan Thomas.