I was educated in economics and philosophy at Bocconi and the London School of Economics, before moving to Exeter for a PhD in the philosophy of social science. My thesis was passed without corrections by examiners John Searle and John Dupré in late 2010.
My profile as a researcher began to take shape at Berkeley in 2008. I have since been a regular visitor to the Berkeley Social Ontology Group, as well as to other places and research groups in Leipzig, Aarhus and Copenhagen.
After the PhD, my early questions in the philosophy of social science sharpened into one about the mind and its social qualities. As a postdoc, I researched aspects of the social mind in collaboration with psychologists and neuroscientists, most notably Chris Frith.
I held fellowships at the Jean Nicod Institute (2011-2013) in Paris, and the Italian Academy (2013) at Columbia University in NYC. I moved back to London in early 2014 to take up a managing position at the School of Advanced Study. From then until 2018 I have helped Colin Blakemore to run one of the flagship inter-disciplinary programmes of the University of London: The Human Mind Project.
Since 2017, I’m the acting Coordinator of the Philosophy of the Social Sciences MSc programme in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at LSE, where I lead on philosophy of social science courses at the undergrad and Masters’ level, and on the dissertation seminar.
Back in the day, I was a trainee at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and I now consult regularly in the public sector and think-tank world. You are most welcome to email me for a complete version of my CV.