Dr Federico Stella
Postdoctoral Researcher - Naples
Federico was born in Rome in 1983 and has a background in the History of Philosophy, Islamic Philosophy and Political Philosophy. He obtained a Master’s Degree in the History of Philosophy (supervised by Prof. Mauro Zonta) in 2010 and a PhD in Oriental Studies (supervised by Prof. Leonardo Capezzone) in 2014, both of them at Sapienza University of Rome. Federico's previous research was mainly focused on the political philosophy, as well as on the theologico-politcal problem, within the thought of authors such as al-Fārābī and Leo Strauss. After spending some time as a researcher abroad (Freiburg and Fribourg), from 2017 Federico has focused his interests on the study of the history of Christian-Muslim relations. Within a Lazio regional project called “Torno Subito”, he cooperated with Prof. Laurent Basanese S. J. director of the Centre for Interreligious Studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in digitizing several works of Baldassarre Loyola Mandes S. J. (1631-1667) on the web-platform GATE. To continue to develop his knowledge of Christian-Muslim relations, Federico has also obtained a Diploma in Interreligious Studies from the Gregorian University, Rome. From March 2019 Federico became a member of the research group PLURIEL and is currently working with Prof. Emanuele Colombo on a critical edition of several of Baldassarre Loyola Mandes’ writings.
Watch below on YouTube his project research presentation