Jamila M.H. Mascat is Teaching Assistant at the chair of Practical Philosophy, at the University La Sapienza in Rome. She received her PhD in Philosophy at the University of Siena with a dissertation on the notion of abstraction in Hegel’s Jena writings, which was published in 2011 as Hegel a Jena. La critica dell’astrazione (Pensamultimedia). Her current research focuses on the issue of spatiality and the role played by the semantics of space in the French philosophical milieu of the 1960’s and 70’s, specifically analyzing the works of Foucault and Deleuze. She is also interested in postcolonial studies and feminist theory, focusing, in particular, on contemporary re-declinations of the category of subalternity. In 2012 she has co-edited Femministe a parole, a critical dictionary at the intersection between feminist, queer and postcolonial theories (Ediesse).