Associate Professor, University of Milan
Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, I previously taught in the Philosophy Department at the College of the Holy Cross (2007-2017). Between 2001 and 2007, I studied for my Ph.D (and M. Phil. and M.A.) in the Philosophy Department at Columbia University, in New York City, and between 1996-2000 I studied for my Laurea in the Philosophy Department at the Università degli studi di Firenze, in Florence, Italy. My research focuses on metaphysical issues in the general areas of Metaphysics, Philosophy of Biology, and the Philosophy of Food.
Since 2008 I studied food from a philosophical perspective. I divide up the field in three sub-fields: the act of eating; food production; representations and discourses about food. The three main topics I am currently studying are hunger, recipes, and domestication. These topics have ramifications that extend to pressing issues, including food biodiversity, geographical indications, the future of agriculture, food labeling, gender and food, and the ethics and politics of dieting.
Department of Philosophy, College of the Holy Cross, 1 College Street, Worcester MA, 01610