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Associate Professor of Political Science

Department of Government

London School of Economics

London WC2A 2AE, U.K. 

Biographical information

Academic positions

London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Government, Associate Professor of Political Science (with tenure), September 2013-present

University College London, Department of Political Science, Honorary Senior Research Associate, 2013-2016

University College London, Department of Political Science, Lecturer in Political Philosophy, January 2012-September 2013

University of Oxford, The Queen’s College, Junior Research Fellow in Politics, 2008-2012

Princeton University, University Center for Human Values, Post-doctoral Research Associate, 2009-2010


PhD in Political Philosophy, University College London, 2008

MA in Legal and Political Theory, University College London, 2005

Laurea (4-year degree) in Political Science, University of Pavia, Italy, 2004

Certificate of Advanced Undergraduate Education, University Institute for Advanced Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences Division, Pavia, Italy, 2004

Visiting affiliation / fellowships

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften, Fellow, Spring 2018

Harvard University, Government Department, Visiting Associate Professor, Autumn 2015

Uppsala University, Philosophy Department, Visiting Scholar, Autumn 2014

Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala, Fellow, Autumn 2011

Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences, Philosophy Program, Program Visitor / Visiting Fellow, Autumn 2007, Summer 2009, Spring 2011, and Summer 2014

St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, Visiting Student, 2003-2004

Prizes and awards

Philip Leverhulme Prize, 2015, in Politics and International Relations

Sir Ernest Barker Prize, 2010 (awarded annually by the UK Political Studies Association for the best dissertation in political theory)

UCL Graduate School Research Scholarship, 2005-2008

Cariplo Prize (Pavia, Italy) for best overall degree performance in Political Science, 2005

Collegio Ghislieri (Pavia, Italy) International Exchange Scholarship with St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, 2003-2004

Study Prize of the School for Advanced Studies (Pavia, Italy), 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 


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