Ramona Naddaff is associate professor of Rhetoric at University of California, Berkeley, where she is also the founding director of Art of Writing at the Doreen B. Townsend Center of the Humanities (artofwriting.berkeley.edu).
Naddaff is currently working on a book entitled Never Alone: On the Writing, Editing and Censorship of Madame Bovary. This research project continues her thinking on the topic of literary censorship begun in her book, Exiling the Poets: The Production of Censorship in Plato’s Republic. (She is the author of articles on, among other topics, Greek philosophy and literature, Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, theory and practice of translation, literary and art censorship. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in ancient rhetoric, philosophy and literature, history of philosophy and aesthetics, and rhetoric and composition. She has received numerous awards in the Humanities for her research, teaching, and service. From 2008-2011, Naddaff was the founding director of the Project on Interdisciplinary Innovation at the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities (University of California, Berkeley).
A co-director and editor of Zone Books, Naddaff is responsible for publishing titles in philosophy, history, anthropology, political theory and history of science. She is also the series editor of the multi-volume anthology Postwar French Thought (The New Press, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2011). She is on the Executive Board of Libraries without Borders and of Inequality Media.