Charles Gerard Thibault Battaglini

Charles Gerard Thibault Battaglini

Research Interest


Charles Battaglini is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. His interests include Marxism, Afro-modern political thought, and democratic theory. His dissertation brings the works of Antonio Gramsci and W.E.B. Du Bois in conversation with each other to theorize transformative hegemony as a project aiming to overcome racial capitalism despite the backlashes and resilience of this social order. The dissertation develops Gramsci and Du Bois’s insight into the role of culture, leadership, and science as a way to organize an emancipatory coalition to overcome the violence of racial capitalism. 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.

“Two left turns to science: Gramsci and Du Bois on the emancipatory potential of the social sciences”

Book reviews:

Capital and ideology. By Piketty, Thomas. Cambridge MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2020.”