Prof. Benedetto Fontana

Benedetto Fontana

Phone: (646) 312-4424

Location: VC 5-276


Benedetto Fontana specializes in ancient, medieval and modern political theory, as well as in contemporary political and social thought. He is the author of Hegemony and Power: On the Relation Between Gramsci and Machiavelli (University of Minnesota Press, 1993), Turkish translation, Hegemonya ve Iktidar: Gramsci ve Machiavelli Arasindaki ilişki Üzerine (Istanbul: Kalkedon, 2013), and the coeditor of Talking Democracy: Historical Perspectives on Rhetoric and Democracy (Penn State University Press, 2004). He is a contributor to The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Historians (2009). He has published in various journals: boundary 2, Cardozo Law Review, European Journal of Political Theory, History of Political Thought, Italian Culture, Journal of Classical Sociology, Journal of the History of Ideas, Journal of Modern Italian Studies, Journal of Political Power, Memoria: Revista mensual de política y cultura, The Philosophical Forum, Rivista di studi italiani, and Storia del pensiero politico. Currently he is working on Antonio Gramsci’s political thought, on Machiavelli and his Romans, and on the relation between politics and rhetoric.


American Government (POL 1101)
American Political Thought (POL 2332)
Contemporary Political Ideologies (POL 3337)
Early Political Theory (POL 3335)
Modern Political Theory (POL 3336)

Selected Publication

Hegemony and Power: On the Relation Between Gramsci and Machiavelli, University of Minnesota Press, 1993.

The City University of New York