Director of the MSH Bordeaux
Professor at the University of Bordeaux Montaigne
Sandro Landi holds a doctorate in history from the European University Institute (IUE) and an Habilitation to conduct research in history from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences). He was a researcher at the CNRS (Centre Norbert Elias, UMR 8562, Marseille) and he is a professor at the University of Bordeaux Montaigne. From 2011 to 2021, he was the director of the Montaigne Humanities doctoral school. His work focuses on the political culture of the early modern period (16th-18th century), particularly on censorship, public space and public opinion. In recent years, he has undertaken a historical re-reading of Machiavelli's work. His latest work (Lo sguardo di Machiavelli. Una nuova storia intellettuale, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2017), has just been translated and published by Presses Universitaires de Rennes and Editorial Universitaria de Buenos Aires (Eudeba). He is currently working on an archaeology of populism.