Andrea Cassatella

Andrea Cassatella

Senior Research Fellow

Andrea Cassatella is a Senior Research Fellow at the Makerere Institute of Social Research, Makerere University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Political Philosophy from the University of Toronto. His teaching and research are in social and political philosophy broadly construed across different cultural traditions, with particular interests in modern European philosophy and political theory, decolonial/post-colonial thought, religion and politics, and Islamic political thought. Before joining Makerere, he was Lecturer in Social Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough (2015-2016), and Visiting Assistant Professor of Humanities at Al Quds University, Palestine (2017-2019). He also held a Research Fellowship at Columbia Global Centers | Amman (2019-2020), University of Cape Town (2020), Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (2020), and the Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (2021). He is the author of Beyond The Secular: Jacques Derrida and the Theological-Political Complex (SUNY, forthcoming) and numerous articles which appeared in such journal as Contemporary Political Theory, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Ratio Juris, and Bamidbar: Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy. Prior to his scholarly career, he served as Community Service Officer for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees missions in Bosnia Herzegovina and Djibouti.

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