Dr Aline Nardo

Lecturer in Philosophy of Education


Aline Nardo received her BA in Primary Education from the University of Basel and her MSc in Educational Research from the University of Edinburgh.

In 2019, she earned her Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh with her research on the evolutionary foundations in the educational works of Herbert Spencer, John Dewey, and Lev S. Vygotsky.

From 2019 to 2021 Aline Nardo was a postdoc at ETH Zurich.

Aline Nardo also worked as a Primary School teacher and teacher educator in Switzerland for several years.

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Research summary

Dr Aline Nardo’s research focuses on the philosophical implications of evolutionary ideas for theories of education and teaching. 

Project activity

From 2019 to 2021, Aline Nardo led a research project on digital play in ethics education at ETH Zurich.

In 2020, Aline Nardo won a grant from the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program to visit Teachers College from March to September 2022. During her visit she will work on a project on future-orientedness in teaching, drawing from her previous research on the evolutionary foundations of Dewey’s works and Professor David Hansen’s scholarship on ‘Bearing Witness’.