Personal Statement

I grew up in a small town in Veneto, in the north-east of Italy. I then studied Philosophy at the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa). While attending it, I also received BA and MA degrees from the University of Pisa and spent one year as an Affiliate Student at UCL (London). I am now a PhD student in Political Theory at UC Berkeley, where my studies are funded by the Berkeley Fellowship.

I am interested in the history of early modern and modern political thought and their relationship with contemporary political philosophy (especially republicanism and liberalism). My research on a range of related topics has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of journals, including History of Political ThoughtRivista di storia della filosofiaStudi storici, and Rinascimento (for a complete listing, see my cv). I am also fascinated by methodological issues in the history of political thought and by interdisciplinary approaches to its study. 

Primary Subfield
Political Theory & Philosophy