Tutor: Vaccarezza Maria Silvia
Supervisor: Ottonelli Valeria
Progetto: Epistemic Civic Duties in the Post-Truth Era: Moral Responsibility for Information Quality
ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE
October 2020 - March 2021. Graduate Teaching Assistant, Warwick University. 'Introduction to Philosophy T1' (BA1) Introduction to Philosophy T2' (BA1)
February 2019 - August 2019. Graduate Intern, Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality.
October 2018 - July 2019. Graduate Research Assistant, Utrecht University. INTEGRITY, EU Horizon 2020 coordinated by Dr. Mariette van den Hoven.
February 2018 - June 2018. Graduate Intern, Ethics Institute.
February 2018 - April 2018. Graduate Teaching Assistant, Utrecht University. 'Introduction to Practical Ethics' (BA1)
September 2017 - July 2018 Student Member Education Committee, Utrecht University. MA Applied Ethics
Deceit and Self-Deception (PRIN) Conference 2021: ‘Public Vices: The individual and collective dimensions of civic and epistemic vices’ - Member Organizing Committee
MANCEPT Workshop 2021: ‘Epistemic Responsibilities of Democratic Citizens’ - Co-convenor
Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy 2021 - Graduate Member Organization Committee
Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy 2020 - Graduate Member Organization Committee
30/8-3/9/2021 ECPR General Conference. Panel: New Boundaries of Epistemic Concerns in Deliberative Democracy: What are the Challenges?. "Epistemic Injustice and Expertise in Political Deliberation"
14/04/2021 Conference “Knowledge, Citizenship, Democracy”. Center for Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Groningen. "Epistemic Democracy and Positive Voting Duties"
18/03/2021 PERITIA International Conference 'Trust and Expertise in a Changing Media Landscape'. " 'People Have Had Enough of Experts': Epistemic Injustice And Expertise"
2/02/2021 Geneva Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy. " 'People Have Had Enough of Experts': Epistemic Injustice And Expertise"
14/12/2020 4th Birmingham-Nottingham-Warwick Joint Graduate Conference. "'People Have Had Enough of Experts': Epistemic Injustice And Expertise"
22/09/2020 Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy. “Voting-Ethics and Culpable Ignorance: Epistemic Procedural Obligations of Democratic Citizens”
19/09/2020 Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference. “Citizens’ Culpability for Unjustified Political Beliefs”
24/08/2020 European Congress of Analytic Philosophy. "Positive Voting Duties for Democratic Citizens: Procedural and Epistemic" Organised by Utrecht University
30/07/2020 Virtual Summer School on Political Epistemology. “Citizens’ Culpability for Unjustified Political Beliefs” Organised by ECPR, Keele University, Jagiellonian University Krakow
27/04/2020 ‘Deceit and Self-Deception’ Internal Workshop. “Voting-Ethics and Culpable Ignorance: Epistemic Procedural Obligations of Democratic Citizens”. University of Genoa
15/02/2020 Warwick Graduate Conference in Political and Legal Theory. "Positive Voting Duties for Democratic Citizens: Procedural and Epistemic"
14/02/2020 Geneva Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy. “Individual Moral Responsibilityf or Democratic Outcomes”
10/12/2019 Guest lecture "Introduction to Applied Ethics" (BA1) University of Genoa
2019 M.A. History (Cum Laude/ with Distinction) 'History of Politics and Society' at Utrecht University
Dissertatrion: How Post-Truth Conditions Influence the Outcome of Media Strategies: A Comparison Between the Trump and Nixon Administrations
Supervisor: Lars Behrish
2018 M.A. Philsophy (Cum Laude/ with Distinction) 'Applied Ethics' at Utrecht University
Dissertation: Voting Ethics & Political Legitimacy : Why Democratic Citizenship Holds Positive Moral Obligations
Supervisors: Joel Anderson, Hanno Sauer
2017 B.A. Humanistic Studies at University of Humanistic Studies
Including two minors at Utrecht University: 'Ethics in Modern Society' and 'Power and Powerlessness of the Market'
Thesis: Future Ethics and the Capitalist Market: An Inquiry into Intergenerational Distributive Justice
Supervisor: Nicole Immler
In my research, I focus mainly on the epistemic responsibilities of democratic citizens and inquire to what extent these responsibilities carry a moral component. More specifically, I aim to develop a ‘virtue epistemology’ based conception of citizen duties in response to the epistemic deficits in democracy amidst the increasing challenges posed by post-truth politics (typified by phenomena like ‘fake news’ and a declining trust in traditional truth-authorities such as the mainstream media and the scientific community). My research interests include voting ethics, democratic legitimacy, epistemic democracy, moral responsibility, social epistemology and social justice.