Benedetto Fontana

Associate Professor of Political Science

Baruch College

Benedetto Fontana's research interests include ancient, medieval and modern political theory, as well as contemporary political and social theory. Currently he is working on Antonio Gramsci’s political thought, on Machiavelli and his Romans, and on the relation between politics and rhetoric.  He has published in various journals, such as boundary 2, European Journal of Political Theory, History of Political Thought, Italian Culture, Journal of Classical Sociology, Journal of the History of Ideas, Journal of Modern Italian Studies, Journal of Power, The Philosophical Forum, and Rivista di studi italiani.   He is the author of Hegemony and Power: On the Relation Between Gramsci and Machiavelli (University of Minnesota Press, 1993), and the coeditor of Talking Democracy: Historical Perspectives on Rhetoric and Democracy (Penn State University Press, 2004). He is a contributor to The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Historians (2009).