Research/Areas of Interest: Moral Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Media Ethics


  • PhD (Dottorato di Ricerca in “Filosofia e Teoria delle Scienze Umane”), University of Macerata, Macerata, Italy, 2005
  • MA (Laurea in Filosofia), University of Macerata, Macerata, Italy, 2001
  • Diploma di Maturità Classica, Liceo Classico "Vittorio Emmanuele II", Italy, 1996


Benedetta Giovanola is Full Professor of Ethics and Deputy Rector at the University of Macerata, Italy, where she is also in charge of the University's international relations and holds a Jean Monnet Chair on ethics and digital technologies, funded by the European Commission (start date: November 2022).
She has been visiting professor at the UIBE - University of International Economics and Business (Beijing, China), MGIMO (Moscow, Russia), and Huygens Fellow at the Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands).
She is the Deputy President of the Italian Association for Moral Philosophy and the Director of a Lab on Cybersecurity in the framework of the CINI-Interuniversity National Consortium for Informatics in Italy.
Her research interests are in moral, social and political philosophy, with a focus on issues of social justice; in media ethics, with a focus on the role played by social media in contemporary societies; and in digital ethics, with a focus on issues of fairness and inclusion in artificial intelligence, and with particular regard to the domain of health.