My primary areas of research are the philosophy of language and natural language semantics. Most of my current work is on nature of meaning and semantic properties, topics I think about in connection with issues in metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and cognitive science. I also have interests, and have published work, in the history of philosophy, Eastern philosophy, and classical studies.
I did a PhD in philosophy and cognitive science under Andrea Moro at Università San Raffaele & NeTS, IUSS Pavia, and a PhD in philosophy and social science under François Recanati at the Institut Jean Nicod & EHESS. Before that, I got a BA in ancient philosophy and an MA in the history of philosophy, both from Università San Raffaele. Along the way, I’ve been a visiting student at MIT’s Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, a visiting fellow at Harvard University’s GSAS, and a Fernand Braudel fellow at the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme.
Before joining UZH, I was an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Institut für Philosophie of Freie Universität Berlin, and a fellow of the Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Human Abilities in Berlin.
In Zürich, I’m part of the NCCR Evolving Language, a nation-wide research consortium fostering cross-disciplinary work on language evolution and language change.