Ongoing Projects

Unruly Natures (since 2020)

“Unruly Natures” is an ongoing multi-year collaborative international research project and network in Critical Sustainability Studies. The aim is to study socio-natural subjectivities, promote transdisciplinary conversations, and organize innovative ecopolitical initiatives.

To the project website


Resentment and Utopia (October 19-20, 2023)

Interdisciplinary international conference at the University of St. Gallen on political futures. Co-organized with Thomas Telios (HSG) and Jörg Metelmann (HSG).


Research Cooperations

Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam

Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Master dell’ambiente e del territorio - Environmental Humanities, Università Roma Tre

World Trade Institute, University of Bern


Guest Researchers

The Italian Faculty sponsors researchers in collaboration with Swiss and international research units and funding agencies:

Tsunoda Kahlua (Keio University, Tokyo), February – July 2022. In collaboration with Leading House Asia, ETH Zurich, Young Researchers’ Exchange Programme between Japan and Switzerland. Supervision of the doctoral research project «Fotodinamismo and the Reception of Photography in Italian Futurism». More information here.

Dr. Marco Malvestio (University of Padua and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), February – April 2022.  In collaboration with the European Commission, Horizon 2020 initiative, EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action. Co-supervision of the postdoctoral research project «The Ecology of Italian Science Fiction». More information here.



Prof. Ph.D. Federico Luisetti
Associate Professor for Italian Culture and Society
University of St.Gallen
Office 51-6005
Unterer Graben 21
9000 St.Gallen