Elvira Roncalli, PhD

Portrait of Elvira Roncalli

Professor - Philosophy

Professor of Philosophy, obtained her Ph.D. from the Université Catholique de Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium and her Laurea degree from the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy.  She was the recipient of an Erasmus scholarship to the Husserl Archives at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and of a Fulbright scholarship to Boston College and to the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

Her special interests include the philosophy of Hannah Arendt, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Feminist/Gender Theory, Social and Political Philosophy, Phenomenology and Italian Philosophy.

She is co-editor with Silvia Benso of: Contemporary Italian Women Philosophers: Stretching the Art of Thinking (SUNY Press, 2021). She is a steering committee member of SIP, Society for Italian Philosophy.

Her research centers around the interplay between embodied subjectivity and living spaces, the relationship between power and violence, the struggle between agency and political recognition.

Arendt and Weil Conference 2021

Away from the classroom, she loves hiking, spending time with her family and friends, as well as traveling, especially to Italy.


See a detailed list of Dr. Roncalli's publications.

Laurea degree (M.A. equivalent) Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, Ph.D. Université Catholique de Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium