Alessandra Marchi

Alessandra Marchi is a research fellow at the University of Cagliari at the Gramsci Center for International Studies (GramsciLab,, with a project concerning Arab countries. She worked at the Antonio Gramsci Museum in Ghilarza and collaborates with Sardinian Gramsci associations, in particular with schools and in the cultural sphere, and with national and international associations and institutes. She graduated in Sociology from the La Sapienza University of Rome and subsequently specialized at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. Among her publications: “Molecular Transformations: Reading the Arab Uprisings with and beyond Gramsci”, within the monographic issue in “Gramsci in the Arab World” of Middle East Critique magazine, co-edited with John Chalcraft and released online in January 2021; «The Gramscian lexicon: translatability and applicability in the Arabic-speaking world», in the collective volume co-edited with Patrizia Manduchi, A lesson from Gramsci. Democracy, political participation, civil society in Tunisia (Carocci, Rome 2019); «New Gramscian Readings of the Arab World: Continuity and Evolution of Critical Thought», in Gramscian Studies in the World. Gramsci in the Arab world, co-edited with P. Manduchi and G. Vacca (Il Mulino, Bologna, 2017).