I am a PhD candidate at the Philosophy Department at Stanford University and a research fellow at the Stanford Basic Income Lab. Additionally, I am pursuing a PhD minor in Political Science. Before that, I did my Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Italian at the University of Oxford (St Hugh's College).
I work primarily on Kant and on contemporary political theory (particularly Rawls's theory of justice and the universal basic income policy). I am also interested in normative ethics and applied ethics (including animal ethics). I am currently writing a dissertation titled "Kant ands Rawls on Political Pluralism and Public Use of Reason" under the supervision of Michael Friedman, Allen Wood, Samuel Freeman, and Juliana Bidadanure. The first chapter of this dissertation has won the 2018 Markus Herz Prize for graduate Kantian scholarship awarded by NAKS. My qualifying paper on "The Expansion of Self-Consciousness in Kant's Critique of Pure Reason" is forthcoming in Kant Studien.
In the past, I have worked as a research assistant for the Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies at the National Italian Research Council, with whom I have authored the book Claiming Rights in Europe. Emerging Challenges and Political Agents (Routledge).