Sara Fortuna studied philosophy, linguistics, semiotics, and history of linguistic ideas in Rome, Palermo, Cosenza, and Berlin. She taught philosophy of language at Sapienza Università di Roma from 2002 to 2006 and is now associate professor at the Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi in Rome. She was research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Freie Universität Berlin in 2007-08 and at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin in the Collegium for the Advanced Study of Picture Act and Embodiment in Summer 2015. She has worked on discourses of physiognomy, perception, theories of the origin and evolution of language in eighteenth-century German philosophy, on Dante, Vico, Kant, Hegel, Wittgenstein, as well as on aesthetics, feminist theories, and films.
Her current interests and projects deal with image, language, and aspectuality in the philosophical tradition; European Plurilingualism vs. monolinguistic thought; matriarchal studies and the relation between philosophy and philology within Italian Theory. She is a co-director of Aretè: Journal for Philosophy, Human and Social Sciences and has co-edited the first special issue devoted to ‘The Subject and Its Shadows’. She is responsible (with Rossella Saetta Cottone) for the Italian section of the international network Vocabulaire européen des philosophies directed by Barbara Cassin and, in this connection, is currently finishing two research projects supported by Saetta Cottone’s home institution: Labex – Centre Léon Robin (CNRS, Paris).