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Sevgi Dogan


Dr. Sevgi Doğan is a Research Fellow within the group Emerging Research on International Security (ERIS) and Strategic Project: Governance for Inclusive Societies at the Dirpolis Institute of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. She is working on the project about academic freedom and digital age. She is also conducting the project of CREATES (Creating Responsive, Engaging, and Tailored Education with Students). She is currently a collaborator in the internationalization office at the Scuola Normale Superiore as the person responsible for the SAR (Scholars at Risk Network) in Italy. She is also presently conducting a project on the reception of Antonio Gramsci in Turkey with the Fondazione Gramsci in Roma.

Dr. Doğan earned her doctorate degree in political philosophy at Scuola Normale Superiore in Aprile 2014. The dissertation investigated the place of the individual in civil society and the State in terms of his/her political, social, and economic existence through the major works of Hegel and the young Marx with a keen eye as to how the concept of the individual is positioned within their ontologies and how this positioning is reflected in their related political views. It was published by Lexington Books under the editorship of Prof. Peter Hudis and Prof. Kevin Anderson.

She did her post-doctoral research for ten months with Prof. Simonetta Bassi in the University of Pisa (2016-2017) on the Italian idealism, particularly some neo-Hegelian philosophers such as Bertrando Spaventa, Benedetto Croce, and Giovanni Gentile in relation to the materialism (of Antonio Labriola and Antonio Gramsci). The title of this post-doctoral research was “Is a nationalist philosophy possible? A investigation on the philosophy of Italian idealism and its importance for Turkey.” The main contention in this project was that a pure national philosophy is not possible. After this post-doctoral research, she got the position of visiting professor at the University of Pisa for more than 5 months (2017-2018) in order to continue and complete her current research project and in order to translate Gramsci’s Letters from Prison from Italian into Turkish. She has already submitted the translation to Alfa Publishing House. After that, she gained a visiting fellow at Scuola Normale Superiore for 6 months (2018) and worked with Prof. Roberto Esposito within the project: “Trasformazioni della sovranità, forme di governamentalità e dispositivi di governance nell’era globale”.

She is currently working on a book called The Intellectual Problem in Gramsci and Rosa Luxemburg which discusses the role of the intellectual within the philosophical and conceptual perspectives. Her primary research area is the modern and contemporary political philosophy, Marxism, Hegelianism, —German and Italian—materialism and idealism, nationalism, the Kurdish Question, the social and political modernization of Turkey, the role of intellectual, academic freedom and freedom of expression, democracy, and ontology. Regarding ontology, the main concern of her studies in political philosophy is to question the existence of the individual as human being in current society—which refers to only a particular type, that is the capitalist, and to reveal the fact that their existence is very much related to the type of regime. In Hegelian and Marxian studies, the social, political and economic ontology of individuals is the basic departure point of the relevant discussions. Related to the political philosophy, she is interested in the women question and feminist movement with its particular relation to and critiques of Marxism.  Her aim is to examine the problems of current societies, such as ethnicity, racism, gender issues, and problems of citizenship, by means of economic and political theory.

Selection Publications:


  •  “Marx and Hegel on the Dialectic of the Individual and the Social,” Lexington Books, August 2018, US. ISBN: 978-1-4985-7187-6

Book Chapters:

  •  Hegel against and with Women or Other? In Hegel's Book “The Owl’s Flight,” Berlin, Gruyter, submitted, forthcoming.
  •  Academic Repression and its Form of Resistance in Turkey, in Academic Freedom and Global University, edited by Kevin W. Gray, submitted, forthcoming.
  •  Preface to Domenico Losurdo’s Hegel e la libertà dei moderni (Hegel and Freedom of Moderns), trans. S. Doğan, Z. B. Acar, Istanbul: Vivo Yayınları (Publisher), submitted, forthcoming.
  •  Masalların Mekânı ve Eşzamanlılık: Hegelci Bir Analiz (The Space and Synchronism of Fairy Tale: A Hegelian Analysis), Anadolu Kültürü ve Sanatı Uygulama Merkezi (AKSAM), submitted, forthcoming.
  •  Rosa Luxemburg Gezi’de Olsaydı!, [If Rosa Luxemburg was at Gezi!], in K. İnal (ed.) “Gezi, İsyan, Özgürlük: Sokağın Şenlikli Muhalefeti” [Gezi, Revolt, Freedom: The Merry Opposition of Street], Ayrıntı Yayinlari (Publisher), p. 369-387, 2013. ISBN: 9789755397832.
  •  Dialectic of Love, in A. Arndt, B. Bowman, M. Gerhard, and J. Zovko (eds.), in “Hegel-Jahrbuch”, Berlin: Akademie Verlag GmbH, p. 404-409, 2014. ISSN (Online) 2192-5550, ISSN (Print) 0073-1579


  • Semi Direitos! Sem Lei! Sem Justiça! Sem Liberdade! Longo Inferno a Todos as Tiranos! (No right! No law! No justice! No freedom! Long live hell for all Tyrants!, (in Portuguese) in Marxist journal: O Mouro, São Paulo, Brazil, submitted, 2020. ISSN 2175-4837.

  • Peter Hudis: ABD'deki gençler sosyalizmi tartışıyor, interview with Peter Hudis (Peter Hudis: Young people in the US discuss socialism), in Gazete Duvar,, 5 June 2020.

  • Academic Freedom in Pandemic Times, in Security Praxis,, 8 May 2020.

  • Our destiny, attached to life and exposed to death: an interview with Roberto Esposito, in Security Praxis,,  20 April 2020

  • Roberto Esposito: Otoriter bir modele gideceğimizi düşünmüyorum (I do not think that we will go towards an authoritarian model), in Gazete Duvar,,  8 April 2020.

  • Dokunmak ya da dokunamamak, işte bütün mesele bu! (Touching or not touching, that is the question!), in Gazete Duvar,, 2 April 2020.

  • Together alone: Marx in times of coronavirus, in Security Praxis,, 16 March 2020.

  • Pisa’da korona virüsü günlüğü: Boşluk ve belirsizlik…(Diary on Coronavirus in Pisa: Emptiness and Uncertainty), in Duvar Gazetesi,, 14 March 2020.

  • Italya'da Korona virus Gunlugu (Diary on Coronavirus in Italy), in Duvar Gazetesi,, 12 March 2020.

  • Political Violence, Repression and Arbitrary Detention in Egypt: the case of Patrick George Zaky, in Security Praxis,, 12 February 2020.

  •  The democratization process in Turkey, in IANUS: Diritto e Finanza, Rivista di studi giuridici, submitted, under the consideration for publication.

  •  Rosa Luxemburg e la questione femminile [Rosa Luxemburg and Woman Question], Critica marxista, 2019.
  •  Introduction to La filosofia della praxis nel marxismo italiano [Philosophy of Praxis in Italian Marxism] by Marcello Mustè, translated into Turkish by Sevgi Dogan (Italyan Marksizmi’nde Praksis Felsefesi), Yasayan Marksizm (Journal), 2019. ISBN: 9786052325476
  •  Marx’ın Mirası: Rosa Luxemburg ve Antonio Gramsci (Marx’s Legacy: Rosa Luxemburg and Antonio Gramsci), Birikim Journal, İstanbul, no.349-350 May-June, 2018. ISBN: 9771300835005
  •  Italyan Siyasal Düşüncesinde Hümanizm: Machiavelli, Gramsci ve Ciliberto (Humanism in Italian Political Thought: Machiavelli, Gramsci and Ciliberto), Felsefi Düşün: Akademik Felsefe Dergisi (Journal of Philosophy), Istanbul, November 2017, ISSN: 2148-0958. Also, on Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento:
  •   The Intellectual Movement in Turkey through Gramsci and Luxemburg, Las Torres de Lucca: International Journal of Political Philosophy, 2017, pp. 1-35, ISSN-e 2255-3827.
  •  An Overview of Academic Freedom in Turkey: The theory and Praxis, in A. Russo and F. Russo (eds.), Inter-disciplinary Political Studies (online), Italy, 30 November 2017, 3 (1), pp. 1-36, ISSN: 2039-8573.
  •  Turkey: Repression Everywhere, in Security Praxis,, 13 December 2016.
  •  Hegel'in Felsefesinde İrade ve Demokrasi İlişkisi (The relationship between will and democracy in Hegel's philosophy), in E. Orman (ed.), Felsefi Düşün: Akademik Felsefe Dergisi (Journal of Philosophy), no: 6, April 2016. ISSN: 2148-0958.
  •  Felsefi Bir İnceleme: Aşkın Sonsuz Gücü (A Philosophical Investigation: Absolute Power of Love) FLSF (Philosophy and Social Science Journal), (online), No: 19, 2015 Spring, pp. 291-310. ISSN: 1306-9535.
  •  Tolstoy'da Bireyin Ölümle Uyanışı: Efendi-Uşak Çatışması (The Awakening of the Individual in Tolstoy: Master-Man Conflict), monograf journal (online), No: 3, January 2015, pp. 133-192, ISSN: 2148-3442.
  •  Çağdaş İtalyan Felsefesinde Praksise Doğru Yolculuk (The Journey towards Praxis in Contemporary İtalian Political Philosophy) Felsefi Düşün: Akademik Felsefe Dergisi (Academic and Philosophical Journal) (Contemporary Political Philosophy), Istanbul, No: 4, April 2015, pp. 49-74. ISSN: 2148095002
  •  Rose Luxemburg's Conception of Freedom (p.185-194), (with its Turkish version, Rosa Luxemburg'un Özgürlük Anlayışı p.175-184), Felsefelogos, 2014/1, no. 52. ISBN: 3990000027098. Online: Rose Luxemburg's concept of Freedom, in Journal of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization, US.


  •  Enver Orman, Hegel'in Mutlak İdealizmi (Hegel's Absolute Idealism), (Istanbul: Belge Yayinlari (Publisher), 2015), in Felsefi Düşün: Akademik Felsefe Dergisi (Journal of Philosophy), no. 6, April 2016. ISSN: 2148-0958.
  •  Roberto Esposito, Da Fuori: Una Filosofia per L’Europa, (Einaudi Editore: Torino, 2016), Journal of Italian Philosophy, vol. 1, pp.114-30, 2018. ISSN 2515-6039,

Translations: Books

  •  Antonio Gramsci, Lettere dal Carcere, Istanbul: Alfa Yayinlari (Publisher), from Italian into Turkish, forthcoming.
  •  Alan Barnard, History and Theory in Anthropology (Antropolojide Tarih ve Teori), Istanbul: Alfa Yayinlari (Publisher), 2020, 243 pages . From English into Turkish.  ISBN: 9786051719009
  •   Karen McCombie, You, me, and Thing - The Curse of the Jelly Babies (Sen, Ben ve Şey: Jelibonların Laneti), Istanbul: İş Bankası Yayınları (Publisher), 2017. From English into Turkish. ISBN: 9786052950272.
  •  Domenico Losurdo, Hegel e la libertà dei moderni (Hegel ve Modernlerin Özgürlük Anlayışı), from Italian: S. Doğan, from English: Z. B. Acar, Istanbul: Vivo Yayınları (Publisher), 2017, 719 pages, in editorial progress (editing).
  •  Niccolò Machiavelli, Il Principe, (with N. C. Yüksel), Istanbul: Kafka Yayınları, 160 pages, 2016. From Italian into Turkish. ISBN: 9786054820337.
  •  Martin Jay, Dialectical Imagination (Diyalektik İmgelem), September 2014, Istanbul: Ayrıntı Yayınları, 464 pages. From English into Turkish. ISBN: 978-975-539-945-4.
  •  Adam Hanieh, Capitalism and Class in the Gulf Arab States, (Körfez Ülkelerinde kapitalizm ve sınıf), (with B. Ahıska), Ankara: Notebene yayınları, 2011, 303 pages. 2. Edition: 2015. From English into Turkish. ISBN: 9786055513290.

Contributo su Rivista


Social Policy, Social Service Department, Nişantaşı University, Istanbul, 2015-16.

Political Philosophy, Department of Sociology, Nişantaşı University, Istanbul, 2015-16.

History of Political Thought I (in English), International Relations and Political Science, İstanbul 29 Mayıs University, Istanbul, 2015-16.

History of Political Thought II (in English), International Relations and Political Science, İstanbul 29 Mayıs University, Istanbul, 2015-16.

Contemporary German Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, İstanbul 29 Mayıs University, Istanbul, 2015-16.

Political and Social Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, İstanbul 29 Mayıs University, Istanbul, 2015-16.

Descartes (text analysis), Department of Philosophy, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, 2015-16.

Introduction to Philosophy (in English), Department of Sociology, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, 2014-15.

Invited Talks and Lectures:


Talk: Presentation of “Marx and Hegel on the Dialectic of the Individual and the Social,” in Istituto Tecnico Commerciale Statale “F. Pacini”- Pistoia, 24 February.


Lecture: Neo-Gramscian Theory and Theory of Imperialism of Rosa Luxmeburg, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, 9 December.

Talk: La libertà accademica e azioni di solidarietà dai paesi europei e oltre (Academic freedom and solidarity actions from European countries and beyond), A cultural event: Cose turche, organized by Hayat: Life Growth Resiliency, Verona, Italy, 6 July.

Talk: Il pensiero e l’eredità di una donna rivoluzionaria. Rosa Luxemburg [The Thought and Legacy of a Revolutionary Woman: Rosa Luxemburg], Circolo Utopia: Una Donna, Una Teoria, Una Rivoluzione, Pisa, June 13.

Lecture: Democrazia in Marxismo e in Gramsci (Democracy in Marxism and Gramsci), Università di Pisa, 2 May.

Lecture: Intellettuali e letteratura nelle Lettere di Gramsci (Intellectuals and Literature in Gramsci’s Letter), Università di Pisa, 2 April.

Presentation of Il vento ha scritto la mia storia of Benyamin Somay, L’istituto della enciclopedia italiana, 20 March.


Lecture: The Hate-Love Relation between Marxism and Feminism, Università degli Studi di Trento, Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia, 17 October.

Talk: What is the place of the individual in Marx’s philosophy? Bogazici University, Istanbul, 13 June.

Seminar 1: Rosa Luxemburg. Il pensiero e l’eredità di una donna rivoluzionaria [Rosa Luxemburg. The Thought and Legacy of a Revolutionary Woman], Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, 21 May.

Seminar 2: Rosa Luxemburg e la questione femminile [Rosa Luxemburg and Woman Question], Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, 28 May.


Talk: The problem of individual in Hegel and Marx, Marmara University, Istanbul, Department of Sociology, under the direction of Prof. Ayse Durakbasi, May.

Talk: The problem of individual in Hegel and Marx, talk, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Department of    Philosophy, March.


Hegel and Marx on Alienation, “Monday Seminar’ program in METU”, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey.

Hegel and Marx on Alienation, Philosophers Association, Ankara, Turkey.

Conference Presentations:


Turchia: quale democrazia e quale populismo (Turkey: which democracy and which populism), in ConferenceSfide alla politica, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, 6-7 febbraio.


The democratization process in Turkey, in Workshop: Thirty years after 1989. Questions about democracy, between national States and European Union”, Siena, 14-15 June.

Ideology in Rosa Luxemburg and Antonio Gramsci, in Society for Socialist Studies Conference, Vancouver, the University of British Columbia, June 4-6.


Hegel against and with Women or Other? In World WoMen Hegelian Congress, Roma, 26-28 September.

The intellectual question in the Philosophy of Gramsci and Luxemburg, International Rosa Luxemburg Conference, Chicago, 26-29 April.

Philosophy in Turkey: Oppurtinities and Weaknesses, Istanbul International Congress on Philosophy, Istanbul, 2-4 May.


The Possibility of Philosophy of Nationality and its Alternative: A research through Bertrando Spaventa’s Thought, 6th Euroacademia International Conference, Florance, “The European Union and the Politicization of Europe”, December 11-12.

Can we talk about National Philosophy? An Overview through Bertrando Spaventa’s Thought, University of Trento, Trento, “La Filosofia Italiana: Tradizione, Novità, Interpretazioni”, October 12-13.


Masalların Mekânı ve Eşzamanlılık: Hegelci Bir Analiz, (The Space and Synchronism of Fairy Tale: A Hegelian Analysis), University of Mimar Sianan (MSGSÜ), Istanbul “Mekânsallık / Sanat Üretiminde Eşzamanlılık Durumu Sempozyumu (Space/Symposium of Synchronism in Creating Art”, May 11-12.


Rose Luxemburg's Conception of Freedom, İstanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, “International Rosa Luxemburg Conference”, November 22-23.

Bireyin Dayanışamamasının Traihsel ve Kuramsal bir Analizi (A historical and theoretical analysis of inability of the individual to solidarity), Karaburun Congress: “Power and Solidarity”, Izmir, September 4-7.

Re-thinking Consensus as a path of resistance (with Yasemin Sancar), Ege University, Izmir “14th International Cultural Studies Symposium: Confinement, Resistance, Freedom”, May 8-10.


Love under the Capitalism, Karaburun Congress: “Nature, Society, and Technology under the Capitalism,” Izmir, September 5-9.

Dialectic of Love, International Hegel Congress Istanbul: “Hegel gegen Hegel”, Istanbul, October 3-6.

The problem of the individual in modern state, “Telos in Europe: The L'Aquila Conference, The West: Its Legacy and Future”, L'Aquila, Italy, September 7-10.


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