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Giovanbattista Tusa is a philosopher and media researcher based in Lisbon, where is currently a
Researcher in Philosophy and Ecology at the Nova Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA) at the
Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

He has studied in philosophy, contemporary arts, cinema and has worked as lecturer in many institutions in Europe and US. As a documentary filmmaker and video artist, he has had his works screened in Cuba, London documentary film festival, Biennale della Danza in Venice, Coimbra and Paris.

His latest work, De la Fin, co-authored with Alain Badiou, has been published in France in 2017 and then translated with new original essays in English (The End, Polity Press, UK), Portuguese (Do Fim, Cultura e Barbárie, Brazil), and Spanish (Acerca del fin, Tinta Limon Ediciones, Argentina). He worked as an editor and translator from French and English for the Italian edition of L’equivalence des catastrophes and Exclu le juif en nous by Jean Luc-Nancy, Á la recherche du réel perdu, by Alain Badiou, Be my body for me. Domination and Servitude in Hegel by Catherine Malabou and Judith Butler, and Edward Said’s Freud and the Non-European. 

His current multidisciplinary research examines radical politics, cinema, ecocriticism, ontological realism and animal studies. He focuses the impact of ontological realism and environmental thinking on philosophy and on the impact that posthuman theories, eco-philosophical models and new materialisms have on cinema, art, and media practices.

He is an integrated member of the research groups ‘Art of Living Research Group’ and the ‘Lisbon Nietzsche Group’ in the Culture and Value Laboratory (CultureLab), as well as an integrated member of the “Thinking Documentary Film working group” in the CineLab at the IFILNOVA Institute of Philosophy.


Continental Philosophy; Political philosophy; German Idealism; History of Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Philosophy and Cinema; Ecological Thought, Critical Theory; Contemporary Art; Contemporary Practices.

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Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, Doctorate


  • BD Speculative Philosophy
  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Giovanni Tusa is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Alain Badiou Arts & Humanities
Human Life Arts & Humanities
Capitalism Arts & Humanities
Communism Arts & Humanities
Perpetrators Arts & Humanities
Hopelessness Arts & Humanities
Philosopher Arts & Humanities
Atrocities Arts & Humanities

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Research Output at NOVA 2017 2019

The End

Tusa, G., Badiou, A. & Mackay, R., 19 Jul 2019, Cambridge: Polity Press. 160 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Alain Badiou
Human Life

Fondazioni. Freud, Said, e il non europeo

Tusa, G., 2018, Freud e il non europeo. Tusa, G. (ed.). Meltemi Editore, p. 65-104 40 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Freud e il non-europeo

Said, E. W. & Tusa, G., 2018, Meltemi Editore. 106 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Les personnes et les choses

Esposito, R. & Tusa, G., 2018, Éditions Mimésis. 104 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

L’inconciliabile. Il secolo di Alain Badiou e Pier Paolo Pasolini

Tusa, G., 2018, In : Scenari. CINEMA, ESTETICA E NUOVI MEDIA. 1, 7, p. 100-109 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle