I’m a metaphysician based in Birmingham (England). My areas of specializations are the metaphysics of science and the philosophy of science. My work focuses mainly on topics such as the nature of properties, fundamentality, grounding, and structuralism. In 2017, The Royal Institute of Philosophy awarded me with a bursary for “research in certain fundamental parts of philosophy”.
Before coming to Birmingham, I was as a course lecturer as well as graduate teaching assistant at the University of Glasgow and applying for academic jobs. I passed my PhD viva with no corrections in February 2019. In 2017, I was a visiting research student at Durham University. I am also a member of the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience. Before that, I was an affiliate member of the Glasgow Emergence Project.
I did my undergraduate and master studies in Italy. I got a BA in philosophy and cognitive science at the State University of Genoa (2012). Then I moved to Milan, where I undertook an MA in philosophy and neuroscience at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (2014). In 2015, I moved to Scotland.
My full CV is available here.
I was born in India in 1990. Soon afterwards, I have been adopted by Italian and Swiss parents. I am therefore Indian, Italian and Swiss. My Portuguese name is due to the colonial heritage of the Indian region I am from.
I am particularly devoted to my research. I enjoy attending conferences and talking with other philosophers. Speaking with other specialists as well as non-specialists is very important to me for trying out new ideas. While philosophy is my main passion, it is not the only one. Among other things, I am interested in electronic music, animal rights, football, and powerlifting. When I am not doing philosophy, I am working out or playing football or playing Magic: The Gathering.