Santiago Zabala is an EU citizen born in 1975. He was raised in Rome, Vienna, and Geneva. He first studied philosophy at the University of Turin where in 2002 he obtained his M.A. and in 2006 his Ph.D. (summa cum laude) from the Pontifical Lateran University of Rome. In November 2007 he was awarded the Humboldt Research Fellowship by Germany's Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for the years 2008/2009 at the University of Potsdam. After spending the spring semester of 2010 as a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University, Zabala has been appointed ICREA Research Professor (with tenure), first, at the University of Barcelona and, as of 2015, at the Pompeu Fabra University, where he currently teaches contemporary philosophy and supervises MA and Ph.D. theses. He is also visiting professor at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, Global Center for Advandced Studies and several other international institutions. He is the author of The Remains of Being (2009), The Hermeneutic Nature of Analytic Philosophy (2008), co-author, with Gianni Vattimo, of Hermeneutic Communism (2011), editor of Weakening Philosophy (2007), The Future of Religion (2005), Nihilism and Emancipation (2004), Art's Claim to Truth (2009), co-editor with Jeff Malpas of Consequences of Hermeneutics (2010) and co-editor with M. Marder of Being Shaken: Ontology and the Event (2013). He also writes opinion articles and reviews for The New York Times, The Guardian, The Los Angeles review of Books, Al Jazeera, the New Statesman, El País, and several academic journals. His web page is http://www.santiagozabala.com/.