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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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Philosophy, Doctorate, University of Palermo

… → 2011


  • BD Speculative Philosophy
  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
  • BH Aesthetics
  • NX Arts in general


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