From September 2022, I am a lecturer at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management as well as the principal investigator of the postdoctoral research project FONDECYT de Iniciación en Investigación 2022 N°11220030 ‘Dual Aspect Essentialism: A Scientifically Responsible Metaphysics of Fundamental Properties’ at the Universidad de Chile in Santiago–where I am based. In addition, I play the role of box-to-box metaphysician and research associate at FraMEPhys, the Birmingham ERC-funded group led by Professor Al Wilson.
Before moving to Chile, I was a teaching fellow in metaphysics and logic at the University of Birmingham (England). My areas of specializations are metaphysics and the metaphysics 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”.
Prior to that, I was a course lecturer as well as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Glasgow. I passed my PhD viva in February 2019. And in 2017, I was a visiting research student at Durham University. I used to be a member of the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience and 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.
I was born in India in 1990. Soon afterwards, I was adopted by Italian and Swiss parents. I am therefore Indian, Italian and Swiss. The fact that I bear a Portuguese name is grounded in the colonial heritage of the Indian region I am from.
I am particularly devoted to my research and I tend to be passionate about all things philosophy, particularly metaphysics. 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 fitness, animal rights, football, and powerlifting. When I am not doing philosophy, I am working out at the gym or playing football or playing Magic: The Gathering.
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