Elettra Stimilli is currently researcher at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa. She received her PhD in philosophy at the University of Salerno in 1999. She has been postdoctoral researcher at the same University in the period 2000-2014. From 2013 she is Associate Member of the “Centre de Normes Juridiques 'Yan Thomas'” of the “École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales” in Paris. She has been a visiting professor at various research institutes abroad: the “Jan van Eyck Academie" in Maastricht; the University of Oxford; the Institute of Philosophy (IFDT) of the University of Belgrade; and the “School of Humanities and Social Sciences” of the University of Saint Gallen. She was part of the editorial board of the journal “Forme di vita”, directed by Paolo Virno. Currently she directs the editorial series “Filosofia e Politica” by the publishing house Quodlibet and she is part of the editorial board of the journal “LINKS: Zeitschrift für deutsche Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft”. She is author of numerous essays that focus on the relationship between politics and religion, with particular attention to the contemporary thought. In 2011 she published Il debito del vivente. Ascesi e capitalismo (which won a major italian award - “Premio Feronia” 2013 – and which will be published in English at Suny Press of New York in 2015). She also published the only existing monography on Jacob Taubes: Jacob Taubes. Sovranità e tempo messianico (2004). She translated into Italian and edited many works of this author, in particular Jacob Taubes, Il prezzo del messianesimo. Lettere di Jacob Taubes a Gershom Scholem e altri scritti, Quodlibet, Macerata 2000, of which she has also edited the German edition: Jacob Taubes, Der Preis des Messianismus: Briefe von Jacob Taubes an Gershom Scholem und andere Materialen, Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg 2006. In 2015 she wrote the book Debito e colpa (Ediesse).