Prof. Dr. Roberto Nigro is Professor of Philosophy, especially Continental Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy and Art History (IPK) of Leuphana University, as well as Dean of the Faculty of Cultural Studies. He is ancien directeur de program at the Collège international de Philosophie in Paris. His research interests include continental philosophy, aesthetics and political philosophy, French philosophy, Italian cultural philosophy, German philosophy (19th-21st centuries), structuralism/post-structuralism, and operaism/neo-operaism.

  • Since 2016: Full Professorship (W3) in Philosophy, in particular continental Philosophy at the Leuphana University, Lüneburg
  • 2016: Visiting Professor, Département de Philosophie, Université de Paris Ouest-Nanterre
  • Since 2010: Directeur de Programme, Collège international de Philosophie, Paris
  • 2009-2016: Lecturer at the Zurich University of the Arts
  • 2012: Visiting Professor, École Normale Supérieure (ENS) – Lyon
  • 2011: Visiting Professor, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) – Paris
  • 2009-2012: Research Associate at the Research Unit „Repräsentative Gewalt“ at the ZHdK, Zurich.
  • 2007–2009: Visiting Scholar (Assistant Professor), Department of Philosophy - Michigan State University - USA
  • 2006: Visiting Fellow - Eikones – University of Basel            
  • 2004–2005: Assistant Professor - Department of Film, European Cultural Studies, and Philosophy - The American University of Paris
  • 2004: Visiting Scholar – SFB-Kulturen des Performativen, Freie Universität, Berlin
  • 2002–2003: Visiting Scholar - „Minda de Gunzburg“ Center for European Studies - Harvard University – Cambridge, MA, USA                                                              
  • 2001–2004: Research Associate (Assegnista di Ricerca) – Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia – Università degli Studi di Bari- Italy
  • 2000-2001: Archivist - Institut Mémoire de l’édition Contemporaine (IMEC), Paris
  • 2000: PhD in Philosophy. "Technologies of Government and Technologies of the Self in Foucault’s unpublished lectures at the Collège de France", Università degli Studi di Bari-Ferrara-Urbino (in cooperation with the University of Paris X-Nanterre).
  • 1997-2000: Studies of Philosophy at the University of Paris Ouest-Nanterre
  • 1996-1997: Studies of Philosophy at the Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
  • 1994-1996: Studies of Political Science at the University of Paris 8 (Degree: DEA)
  • 1990-1994: Studies of Philosophy, History, and Literature at the University of Bari, Italy (Degree: Laurea, M.A. in Philosophy)


  • 2009-2012: SNF Fellowship (Swiss National Science Foundation) 
  • 2006: SNF Fellowship ((Swiss National Science Foundation)
  • 2004: DAAD Fellowship
  • 2002-2003: Fulbright Fellowship
  • 2000-2002: Postdoc- Fellowship (MURST, Italy)
  • 1999-2000: ‚Leonardo’ PhD Fellowship (University of Padua)
  • 1996-1999: PhD Fellowship
  • 1994-1995: Fellowship for research in France (Italian National Science Foundation)
  • 1994: Awards for Excellence in the M.A. Degree Program (University of Bari and Regione Puglia)
  • 1992: DAAD Fellowship


  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation
  • Materiali Foucaultiani (peer-review e-journal)


  • Archivio De Feo (Ed.)
  • Advisory Board Contributor to the publication of the work of the philosopher Nicola Massimo De Feo