Olivia Guaraldo, after receiving a doctoral degree in Political Science from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, began researching and teaching at the University of Verona, Italy, where she is currently Assistant Professor in Political Philosophy. Her field of research includes modern and contemporary political thought, with a special focus on the political significance of philosophy. Her main topics of research are Hannah Arendt's thought and feminist political theory. She edited and introduced the Italian translations of Judith Butler’s works, Precarious Life (Rome: Meltemi 2004) and Undoing Gender (Rome: Meltemi 2006). She also edited and introduced the Italian translation of Hannah Arendt’s essay Lying in Politics (Genoa and Milan: Marietti 2006).