Personal Statement

I grew up in a small town in the Veneto region (north-eastern Italy). I then studied Philosophy at the the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa), the most prestigious and selective institution in the Italian academic system. 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 in their relationship with contemporary political philosophy (especially republicanism and liberalism). My research on a range of topics - from Renaissance Florentine thought to seventeenth-century natural law to twentieth-century Germany - is forthcoming in History of Political Thought and has appeared in a number of Italian academic journals, including Rivista di storia della filosofia, Studi storici, and Rinascimento (for a complete list, 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