I am taking a second Ph.D., this time in philosophy, at Stanford University. My supervisor is Tom Ryckman.
Before, I obtained a Ph.D. in mathematics (knot theory) at the Technical University of Berlin.

Area of Specialization: Philosophy of Mathematics
Areas of Competence: Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy and Literature




[ CV ]







Master of Arts in Philosophy (MA), Stanford University. Date: 03/31/2016 me

Doktorarbeit in Mathematics (Ph.D.), Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. Date: 06/04/2013, magna cum laude. Thesis’s title: Degrees of essentiality for secants of knots., Advisor: John M. Sullivan me

Laurea Specialistica in Mathematics (Master), University of Bologna, Italy. 03/20/2009, summa cum laude. Thesis’s title: Different flavors of the Poincaré homology sphere. Advisors: Luca Migliorini, University of Bologna and Patrick Popescu-Pampu, University of Paris 7 (Exchange Student during 2007-2008 at Université Paris7-Denis Diderot)

Laurea Triennale in Mathematics (Bachelor), University of Bologna, Italy. Date: 12/15/2006, summa cum laude. Thesis’s title: Il gruppo fondamentale di uno spazio di orbite (The fundamental group of an orbit space). Advisor: Mirella Manaresi, University of Bologna (Exchange Student during 2004-2005 at University of Calgary, Canada)



2017-2019:  Ric Weiland Graduate Fellow in the Humanities & Sciences

2017, Spring: France-Stanford Visiting Student Researcher Fellowship (4 months at the IHPST, Institute for History and Philosophy of Sciences and Technology). Sponsor: Marco Panza, CNRS, IHPST

2016, Fall: Visiting Scholar at Columbia University. Sponsor: Achille Varzi

2016, Fall: CCNY-Stanford Exchange (to teach for a semester as instructor at CCNY, in New York City)

2014-2019: Ph.D. scholarship from Stanford University

2013-2014: Research and Teaching Position at Montana State University, Bozeman

2013: Certificate of Distinction from the Berlin Mathematical School for the Ph.D. thesis “Degrees of essentiality for secants of knots”

2012-2013: Wissenschaflicher Mitarbeiter (Research Fellow) of the research group Discretization in Geometry and Dynamics at the TU Berlin

2009-2012: Doctoral Fellowship from the Berlin Mathematical School at the TU Berlin

2009: Fellowship from the Berlin Mathematical School, Phase I Student

2007-2008: Erasmus scholarship from the University of Bologna (exchange of 1 academic year to Paris 7 – Denis Diderot University)

2005-2006: Grant for academic achievements from University of Bologna (“Incentivi studenti terzo anno, per merito”)

2004-2005: TASSEP (Transatlantic Science Student Exchange Program) exchange support grant (exchange of 1 academic year to Calgary University, Canada)


Italian: mother tongue
English: excellent (TOEFL 113/120, date: 19/10/13)
French: excellent (C1 certificate of the CEFR)
German: fluent (C1 certificate of the CEFR)
Spanish: beginner