DPhil in Politics
I am a Stipendiary Lecturer in Politics at St. Anne's College (Oxford) and a DPhil candidate in Politics (Political Theory) at Nuffield College and at the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR), University of Oxford. Prior to pursuing doctoral studies in the UK, I studied In Italy, at the University of Pavia, where I graduated with distinction in Political Theory (MA), and Philosophy (BA), and I held a visiting position at the University of Warwick.
My research interests are in analytical political philosophy. In particular, my DPhil thesis examines the values of freedom and respect for persons as moral foundations of left-libertarianism. Left-libertarian theories are hybrid theories of justice in that they combine a free-market oriented programme of political economy with the attainment of objectives of social justice (e.g. with an egalitarian distribution of resources). In terms of policy implications my research provides a freedom-based justification of redistributive policies like a basic income over traditionally welfarist programmes.
At St Anne’s I teach undergraduate courses in political theory and history of political thought. I teach the Theory Part of Prelims (1st year PPE students); Theory of Politics (2nd year PPE core paper in political philosophy); and History of Political Thought: from Plato to Rousseau (PPE and HPO). In the academic year 2016/2017 I taught as Seminar Leader the course ‘Foundations’ (political theory module) at the Blavatnik School of Government (Master of Public Policy)