is Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Professor of Political Theory and Hellenic Studies at Columbia University. She specializes in modern and contemporary political thought, with an emphasis on democratic and anti-democratic traditions. Urbinati is author of Representative Democracy: Principles and Genealogy (University of Chicago Press, 2006), Democrazia in diretta: Le nuove sfide alla rappresentanza (Feltrinelli, 2013) and Democracy Disfigured: Opinion, Truth and the People (Harvard University Press, 2014).