Spini teaches at New York University in Florence and Syracuse University in Florence. Previously, she has been an adjunct faculty at the School of Political Sciences in Florence, where she taught Philosophy of Social Sciences for the master degree in Sociology in the Academic years 2017-2019 and Social Philosophy from 2007-2011, as well as Philosophy of the Public Sphere in the years 2003-2007 for the Master Degree in Sociology and Social Research.
Spini’s current research focuses on religious groups in the public sphere, secularisation/post secularisation, monotheism and violence, and the rise of xenophobic populism with a focus on gender issues; among her most recent publications, Dio del popolo o popolo di Dio. Appunti per un’analisi del rapporto fra populismo e religione in N. Urbinati, P. Blokker, M. Anselmi, a c.d, Populismo di Lotta e di Governo, Milano, Feltrinelli, 2018 and A call to loyalty. Women bodies, Playground and Battlefields, in «Soft Power. Revista Euro-americana de teoria y historia de la politica y del derecho», decembre 2017; The price of liberty. On republicanism democracy and non domination in Republicanism, theoretical and historical perspectives, ed by F. Ricciardelli and M. Fantoni, Rome, Viella 2020; an essay Post secularisation and democratic regression is about to be published on the Italian journal «Iride».