Matteo Bonotti

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am willing to supervise PhD projects in the following areas:
- Political liberalism and public reason
- Civility
- Free speech (including hate speech and disinformation)
- Democratic theory
- Political theory and political parties
- Linguistic justice
- Food justice


Research activity per year

Personal profile

Research interests

Matteo Bonotti is Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations at Monash University, having previous taught at Cardiff University, Queen’s University Belfast, and the University of Edinburgh. His research interests include democratic theory, political liberalism, linguistic justice, free speech, civility, and food justice. These interests are diverse but unified by a common underlying theme: ethical pluralism and cultural diversity in contemporary societies, and the question of how the state should respond to them.

Matteo's work has appeared in such journals as the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, the British Journal of Political Science, Political Studies, the Journal of Applied Philosophy, and the European Journal of Political Theory. He is the author of Partisanship and Political Liberalism in Diverse Societies (Oxford University Press 2017), the co-author of Healthy Eating Policy and Political Philosophy: A Public Reason Approach (Oxford University Press 2022) and Recovering Civility during COVID-19 (Palgrave Macmillan 2021), and the co-editor of Australian Politics at a Crossroads: Prospects for Change (Routledge 2024) and A Century of Compulsory Voting in Australia: Genesis, Impact and Future (Palgrave Macmillan 2021).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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