Dr Matteo Bonotti

Dr Matteo Bonotti

Lecturer in Political Theory

School of Law and Politics

Email:
bonottim@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2068 8594
Location:
0.05, 32 Park Place

My teaching and research interests are diverse but unified by a common underlying theme: ethical pluralism and cultural diversity in contemporary societies, and the question of how the state should respond to it. I am currently writing a book titled Partisanship and Political Liberalism in Diverse Societies, which is under contract with Oxford University Press (OUP). The book explores the importance of political parties for the legitimacy and stability of political institutions in John Rawls’s theory of political liberalism. I am also interested in religion and political theory, the normative dimensions of language policy, free speech, and the political theory of food policies. I would be happy to supervise PhD students interested in any of these areas.

I joined Cardiff University in September 2015 as a Lecturer in Political Theory in the School of Law and Politics, having previously taught at Queen’s University Belfast, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Stirling, and the University of the West of Scotland.

Education and qualifications

  • PhD in Politics (2010), University of Edinburgh
  • MSc in International and European Politics with Distinction (2005), University of Edinburgh
  • Laurea in Filosofia, 110/110 cum laude (2003), Sapienza – Università di Roma

Career overview

  • Sep 2015 - Present      Lecturer in Political Theory, Politics and International Relations, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University
  • Sep 2013 - July 2015   Lecturer in Political Theory, School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Jan 2009 - Aug 2013    Open Studies Lecturer and Teaching Assistant in the Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh
  • Sep 2009 - May 2013   Teaching Assistant, School of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling
  • Sep 2011 - Dec 2011    Lecturer, Stevenson College Edinburgh
  • Sep 2009 - Jan 2010     Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, University of the West of Scotland

Honours and awards

  • ‘Cardiff Speaks’, Cardiff University (£3,000) (with Alessandra Tanesini)
  • Political Thought Specialist Group, Political Studies Association (PSA) (£290) (with Dario Castiglione and Joseph Lacey)
  • PolicyBristol Support Scheme (£350) and Centre for Public Engagement (CPE) (£350), University of Bristol (with Sarah Sullivan and Yuhsuan Tsai)
  • AHSS International Initiatives Fund, Cardiff University (£8500) (with Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost)
  • 2017 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) IAA Brexit/Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fund (£3,010) (with Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost)
  • 2017 Society for Applied Philosophy Event Funding (£2,950.10)
  • 2017 Selected to participate in the GW4 Crucible programme - Healthy Living
  • 2016 Outstanding Contribution Award, Cardiff University (£1,096)
  • 2016 Wellcome Trust Society & Ethics Small Grant (£8,410.00)
  • 2016 School of Law and Politics Research Support Scheme, Cardiff University (£446.00)
  • 2016 Political Thought Specialist Group, Political Studies Association (PSA) (£350)
  • 2016 Wales Institute of Social and   Economic Research, Data & Methods (£500)
  • 2015 Society for Applied Philosophy Event Funding (£1,550) (with Jonathan Seglow)
  • 2015 School of Law and Politics Research Support Scheme, Cardiff University (£497)
  • 2014 School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, Queen’s University Belfast (£1,400) (with Tom Walker)
  • 2014 Society for Applied Philosophy Event Funding (£1,000)
  • 2013 School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, Queen’s University Belfast (£2,500)
  • 2009 Winner of the Northern Political Theory Association (NPTA) Postgraduate Competition, University of Stirling, 20 February 2009
  • 2008 Full grant from University Centre Saint-Ignatius Antwerp (UCSIA) to attend a Summer School on Religion, Culture and Society at the University of Antwerp, 31 August-7 September 2008.
  • 2007 Winner of the Best Paper Prize at the Political Studies Association (PSA) Central and North England (CANE) Graduate Conference, University of York, 17 November 2007.
  • 2007 - 2009 Graduate Scholarship from the School of Social and Political Studies, University of Edinburgh.

Professional memberships

  • American Political Science Association (APSA)
  • Association for Social and Political Philosophy (ASPP)
  • International Political Science Association (IPSA)
  • International Political Science Association (IPSA) Research Committee on Political Philosophy
  • Political Studies Association (PSA)
  • Political Studies Association (PSA) Political Thought Specialist Group
  • Political Studies Association (PSA) Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Specialist Group
  • Society for Applied Philosophy (SAP)

Speaking engagements

Selected conference and seminar papers

  • ‘Food Sovereignty and Non-Domination in Diverse Societies’, Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University, Montréal, 3 May 2017.

  • ‘Healthy Eating Policy and Neutrality of Justifications in Diverse Societies’ (paper co-authored with Anne Barnhill), Centre de recherche en éthique de l’Université de Montréal (CRÉUM), 2 May 2017.

  • ‘Aural Morality: Accent and the Democratic Soundscape’ (paper co-authored with Yael Peled), University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, 12 April 2017.

  • ‘Reconciling Liberal Neutrality and Healthy Eating Policy’ (paper co-authored with Anne Barnhill), University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, 11 April 2017.

  • ‘Republicanism and Food Sovereignty in Diverse Societies’, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, 10 April 2017.

  • ‘“Esperantizing” English? Brexit and the Language Policy of the European Union’, ESRC-funded workshop on ‘Brexit, English, and the Language Policy of the European Union’, Cardiff University, 10 March 2017.

  • ‘“Esperantizing” English? Brexit and the Language Policy of the European Union’, LAWPL Research Staff Seminar, Cardiff University, 8 February 2017.

  • ‘What’s Harmful about Speech that Offends People because of Their Religion?’ (paper co-authored with Jonathan Seglow), workshop on ‘Religion, Hate and Offence in a Changing world’, Cardiff University, 14-15 December 2016.
  • ‘Aural Morality: Accent and the Democratic Soundscape’ (paper co-authored with Yael Peled), ‘Putting Deliberation in Its Place?’ Workshop, University of Westminster, 10 December 2016.
  • ‘The Architecture of Public Reason: Deliberation and Public Justification in the Contemporary City’, (paper co-authored with Yael Peled), Philosophy of the City Conference, University of San Francisco, 17-19 November 2016.
  • ‘Aural Morality: Accent and the Democratic Soundscape’ (paper co-authored with Yael Peled), Philosophy Research Group, Cardiff University, 12 October 2016.
  • ‘Liberal Neutrality, Public Health and Food Policy’ (paper co-authored with Anne Barnhill), Wellcome Trust workshop on Promoting Health through Food Policy in Diverse Societies, Cardiff University, 14-15 September 2016.
  • ‘Electoral Systems and Public Reason’, MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, University of Manchester, 7-9 September 2016.
  • ‘Scientific Reasons, Accessibility, and Public Reason’ (paper co-authored with Gabriele Badano), MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, University of Manchester, 7-9 September 2016.
  • ‘Political Parties, Religion, and the Idea of an Overlapping Consensus’, 2016 APSA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, 1-4 September 2016.

  • ‘Accentuated Power: Democracy, Diversity and Diction’ (paper co-authored with Yael Peled), IPSA 24th World Congress of Political Science, Poznań, 23-28 July 2016.

  • ‘Partisanship, Conflicting Obligations and the Duty of Fair Play’, RAPT Workshop, University College London, 6 July 2016.

  • ‘Political Parties and the Idea of an Overlapping Consensus’, Association for Social and Political Philosophy (ASPP) Annual Conference, London School of Economics and Political Science, 27-29 June 2016.

  • ‘Public Reason, Accountability, and the Division of Justificatory Labour’, University of Milan, 16 June 2016.
  • ‘Public Reason and Electoral Systems’, I Mercoledì Filosofici del Maino, University of Pavia, 15 June 2016.
  • ‘Hate Speech, Religion, and Non-domination’, Legal Theory Festival, University of Edinburgh, 2 June 2016.‘Political Parties, Religion, and the Idea of an Overlapping Consensus’, International Colloquium on Enlightenment and Secularism, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, 20-22 May 2016.
  • ‘Linguistic Diversity and Epistemic Injustice in a Mobile World’ (paper co-authored with Yael Peled), Conference on The Multicultural Question in a Mobile World, European University Institute, Florence, 7-8 April 2016.
  • Partisan Speech, Hate Speech, and Political Legitimacy, Political Theory Working Group seminar, European University Institute, Florence, 6 April 2016.
  • ‘Accent Differences and Epistemic Injustice in Liberal Democracies’ (paper co-authored with Yael Peled), PSA 66th Annual International Conference, Brighton, 21-23 March 2016.
  • ‘Public Reason, Accountability, and the Division of Justificatory Labour’, Workshop on Religion and Public Justification, University College London, 28-29 January 2016.
  • ‘Can the State Tell Us What to Eat, and How?’, University of the West of England, 7 October 2015.
  • ‘Food Policy, Nutritionism and Public Justification’, MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, University of Manchester, 1-3 September 2015
  • ‘The Law of Multilingual Peoples: Applied Epistemology, Political Ethics and Linguistic Diversity’, Society for Applied Philosophy (SAP) Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh, 3-5 July 2015
  • ‘Partisanship and Hate Speech’, Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy (NJLP) and Association for Social and Political Philosophy (ASPP) Annual Conference, University of Amsterdam, 25-26 June 2015
  • ‘Pigments of Reality: Moral Cognition, Political Ethics and Linguistic Epistemology’, conference on Moral Progress: Concept, Measurement, and Application, VU University Amsterdam, 24-25 June 2015
  • ‘Reasonable Political Parties, Religion, and the Idea of an Overlapping Consensus’, RAPT Conference on Religion in Political Philosophy, University College London, 10-12 June 2015
  • ‘Do Partisans Have Special Political Obligations?’, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Joint Sessions of Workshops, University of Warsaw, 29 March-2 April 2015
  • ‘Religion, Free Speech and Non-Domination’, CONCEPT Annual Conference 2014 on Republicanism and Secularism, University of Nottingham, 15-16 December 2014
  • ‘Food Labels, Autonomy and the Right (Not) to Know’, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference, University of Glasgow, 3-6 September 2014
  • ‘Partisanship, Conflicting Obligations and the Duty of Fair Play’, Association for Legal and Social Philosophy (ALSP) Annual Conference, University of Leeds, 1-2 July 2014
  • ‘Political Liberalism, Free Speech and Public Reason’, international workshop on Religion and Public Life, Queen’s University Belfast, 15-16 May 2014
  • ‘Political Liberalism and Linguistic Diversity’, Ideals and Reality in Social Ethics Conference, University of South Wales, Caerleon Campus, 9-11 April 2014
  • ‘Legislating about Unhealthy Food: A Millian Approach’, MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, University of Manchester, 4-6 September 2013
  • ‘Partisanship and Public Reason’, Association for Legal and Social Philosophy (ALSP) Annual Conference, University of Stirling, 24-25 June 2013
  • ‘Political Parties and Conflicting Obligations’, Political Theory Research Group Seminar, University of Edinburgh, 30 May 2012
  • ‘Political Liberalism, Distributive Justice and the Relationship between State and Religion’, Political Philosophy Group Seminar, University of Stirling, 12 October 2011
  • ‘Religion, Public Reason and Transnational Partisan Politics: Why Does the European Union Need a Strong European People’s Party?’, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference, Potsdam University, 10-12 September 2009
  • ‘Political Parties and the Limits of Political Liberalism’ (winner of the Postgraduate Competition), Northern Political Theory Association (NPTA) Annual Conference, University of Stirling, 20 February 2009
  • ‘Secularism, Religious Political Parties and Non-Constitutional Pluralism’, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Graduate Conference, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 25-27 August 2008; Political Studies Association (PSA) Northern Postgraduate Conference, University of Edinburgh, 6 June 2008
  • ‘Political Parties and the Limits of Political Liberalism’ (winner of the Conference Best Paper Prize), Political Studies Association (PSA), Central and North England (CANE) Graduate Conference, 17 November 2007
  • ‘Deliberative Perfectionism: Why Should We Talk About the Good?’, Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy, University of Pavia, 6-7 September 2007; Brave New World Conference in Political Theory, University of Manchester, 27-28 June 2007; UACES Workshop on Values and the European Union: Liberal Neutrality, Perfectionism, and Supranationalism, University of Edinburgh, 19-20 June 2007.

Other conference activities

  • Organizer of a Wellcome Trust workshop on Promoting Health through Food Policy in Diverse Societies, Cardiff University, 14-15 September 2016.
  • Co-convenor (with Daniel Weinstock, McGill University) of a panel on Electoral Systems and Political Theory at the MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, University of Manchester, 7-9 September 2016.
  • Co-convenor (with Carlo Invernizzi Accetti, City University of New York) of a panel on Religious Political Parties: Normative and Empirical Perspectives at the 2016 APSA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, 1-4 September 2016.
  • Organizer of a workshop on Language, Health and Political Theory at Cardiff University, 16 May 2016.
  • Co-organizer (with Jonathan Seglow, Royal Holloway, University of London) of a workshop on Hate Speech Law and Political Philosophy at Royal Holloway, Senate House, University of London, 12 November 2015.
  • Organizer of a workshop on the book manuscript The Meaning of Partisanship by Dr Jonathan White (LSE) and Dr Lea Ypi (LSE) at Cardiff University, 4 November 2015.
  • Convenor of a panel on Political Theory and the Normative Challenges of Food Governance, MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, University of Manchester, 1-3 September 2015
  • Co-organizer (with Dr Tom Walker) of an international workshop on Food Policy between Public Health and Ethical Pluralism, Queen’s University Belfast, 5 March 2015
  • Co-chair (with Dr Emanuela Ceva, University of Pavia) of a Section on The Political Theory of Food and Drink Policies, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference, University of Glasgow, 3-6 September 2014
  • Discussant on a panel on Justice and Democracy in Multilingual Societies, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference, University of Glasgow, 3-6 September 2014
  • Organizer of an international workshop on Religion and Public Life, Queen’s University Belfast, 15-16 May 2014
  • Convenor of a panel on Food Policy and Political Theory, MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, University of Manchester, 4-6 September 2013
  • Convenor, chair and discussant for a panel on Secularism and Religious Establishment in Multicultural Societies: The Normative Challenges of Religious Governance, Political Studies Association (PSA) Annual International Conference, City Hall Cardiff, 25-27 March 2013
  • Co-convenor of a panel on Religion and Values in Society, Northern PSA Postgraduate Conference, University of Edinburgh, 6 June 2008.

Undergraduate:

  • Free Speech in a Multicultural Society

Postgraduate:

  • Parties, Partisanship and Political Theory

External profiles