Nadia Urbinati is an academic and political scientist. She teaches Political Science at Columbia University in New York. She also teaches at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa and at the Bocconi University in Milan. She deals with contemporary democratic and liberal thought and with theories of sovereignty and political representation. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of Reset Association. She has published essays on liberalism and representative democracy. She collaborates with several Italian newspapers and magazines.