About me

I hold a Bachelor Degree in law from Università Statale di Milano where I graduated in 2014 with a thesis on the protection of traditional ecological knowledge of indigenous people within the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity. In 2015 I have undertaken an intership with the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) working in Kathmandu on issues related to indigenous rights and forest conservation. Finally in 2016 I graduated from the Master Program of the International Institute for the Sociology of Law, in the Basque Country, with a thesis on animal welfare regulation within the EU framework.

Research

The aim of my project can be described as the articulation of a theory concerning the relation between life and norm. Articulation here refers to the task of bringing together different lines of thought that already deal with the living dimension of norms and the normative dimension of life and that are produced from within different fields, disciplines and even cosmologies. Among the others these include critical legal theory, socio-legal studies, posthumanism and buddhism. The use of life and norm as core-concepts allows me to emphasize the existence of a bodily dimension of law that has been somehow underestimated and needs to be further explored, also through case studies. My interest at the moment is directed toward three typologies of body: animal body, migrant body and monastic body. Ideally they share a condition of exclusion from the polis: the animal body as non-human, the migrant body as non-citizen and the monastic body as non-secular. These three features of exclusion need to be analysed through an exploration of the ways in which the relation between life and norm is inscribed in each body. At this preliminary stage particular inspiration is drawn from the work of authors such as Giorgio Agamben, Eugen Ehrlich and Bruno Latour.