Charles Battaglini is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. He specializes in political theory and his research interests include political realism, socialist and Marxist theory, and conceptual methodological questions. His dissertation focuses on the concept of hegemony. By putting the work of Antonio Gramsci in discussion with those of W.E.B. Du Bois, he aims to come to a better understanding of what hegemony entails and how it is applicable in different contexts.
Mr. Battaglini currently holds an M.Phil. in political science from Columbia University, an M.A. in applied ethics from Utrecht University, and an M.A. in political science from the University of Amsterdam. He graduated in 2015 with a B.A. in political science at the University of Amsterdam.