Roberto Nigro

Roberto Nigro
Roberto Nigro is principal investigator of subproject 1 “Elements of a Critical Theory of Media and Participation”. 

Roberto Nigro was appointed full Professor of philosophy, in particular continental philosophy at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg in May 2016. He also is an ancien Directeur de programme at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris. Before coming to the Leuphana University Roberto Nigro taught at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) (2009-2016). His areas of research and teaching interest include aesthetics, political philosophy, and cultural theory with a special focus on French and Italian contemporary philosophy and the legacy of German philosophy (in particular Marx, Nietzsche, and Heidegger) in contemporary thought.

Research interest

  • Political Philosophy
  • Aesthetics
  • Cultural Studies
  • Structuralism/Post-Structuralism
  • Operaism/Postoperaism
  • Theories of the Subject


Recent publications include Vierzig Jahre „Überwachen und Strafen“. Zur Aktualität der Foucault‘schen Machtanalyse, Bielefeld: transcript 2017 (ed. with M. Rölli) and „Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter des general intellect“, Paragrana 26:1 (2017).


Leuphana University of Lüneburg

Publications SP 1

SP 1: Elements of a Critical Theory of Media and Participation 

Professor for Philosophy
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Institut für Kultur und Ästhetik Digitaler Medien
Universitätsallee 1, C5.230
D – 
21335 Lüneburg

E-Mail: roberto.nigro[at]

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