Editor in Chief Info


Gerald Cipriani
CertEd, PgCRM, MA, PhD

Gerald Cipriani teaches philosophy at National University of Ireland, Galway, and is also currently Honorary Professor to the UNESCO Chair in Comparative Studies of Spiritual Traditions, their Specific Cultures and Interreligious Dialogue (St.Petersburg/Moscow), based at the D.S.Likhachev Russian Scientific Research Institute of Cultural and Natural Heritage. He studied Western aesthetics in Leeds (LMU) with full doctoral scholarship and East Asian philosophy in London (SOAS). He has taught the philosophy of art and culture for more than twenty years in Europe and East Asia. His previous positions include Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design; British Academy Fellow at Kyoto University; Visiting Professor at National Taiwan University of Arts; Visiting Scholar at the University of Helsinki; and Professor at Kyushu University, Japan. He is the recipient of several study and research awards, including from the Chinese Fund for the Humanities and Social Sciences (2012-2015), The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (2006), The British Academy (2006), The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2004), and The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust (1993). He has been for several years consultant, editor, and reviewer for various academic institutions and publishers, including the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche, Palgrave Macmillan, Springer and Edinburgh University Press. Gerald Cipriani is also the founding chair of the International Research Group for Culture and Dialogue, editor in chief of the peer-reviewed journals of humanities Culture and Dialogue (Brill) and, with Arto Haapala, Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology (Routledge). He has edited some twenty-five journal issues and books in philosophy and the arts, and his current research focuses on dialogical aesthetics with forthcoming monographs Zen Buddhism, Personalism and the Ethics of Globalisation and Art and Sense, A Study in Hermeneutic Phenomenology.  

Website: www.geraldcipriani.net