I believe education and research should be accessible and inclusive. I also believe that interdisciplinary projects cannot be done alone. Since I have been working on legal epistemology, one of my priorities has been to engage with lawyers, legal practitioners, and legal theorists. In this page, you can find out about my impact and knowledge-exchange activities.
On Normalcy and Environmental Risk @COP26, Glasgow
Philosophy and the law
In this 10 min video I introduce the "Legal Proof Paradox" and I briefly mention what I think about it. The video was sponsored by AHRC, and edited by Stefan Morrocco. It features a lot of very cool Legos!
In 2019, I was invited to share my work on the epistemology of evidence to the Maastricht Law School. In that occasion, I have organised two lectures and one seminar on "Philosophy of Evidence in Epistemology and the Law". In these lectures, I introduce legal practitioners, legal theorists, and law students to some of the main questions and issues addressed in the epistemology of evidence, and explain why these are important for the law. This was also the chance for me to present my work in progress on the legal paradox of statistical evidence. It was an excellent opportunity for me to learn more about how lawyers think about evidence, and the differences from the epistemological debate! You can find details of the event here.
Philosophy outside the university
In 2016, I have trained with The Philosophy Foundation - UK, led by Peter Worley, and which promotes philosophic inquiries within groups of children, teenagers, and adults. I found this training so useful that I use the techniques as part of my teaching method in university too! Since then, I tried to engage with teaching philosophy outside university as much as possible. Below, you can find out about where and when!
- Virtual Sunday Philosophy Forum @ Stuart Low Trust
- Philosophy and Civic Education @ High School, A. Frattini, Varese, Italy
- Sutton Trust Summer School
In 2016, I was a tutor for the Sutton Trust Summer School. This program gives the chance to high school students coming from non-privileged background to attend courses at the university. The aim is to encourage them to foster their studies after high school. All the lessons were held at the University of Edinburgh. In this occasion, I have tutored Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, Epistemology, and Gender Studies.
Minorities and Philosophy
I am a member of the Society of Women in Philosophy (SWIP) Italy. In 2015-2016, I was the co-organiser of the Edinburgh Women in Philosophy Group (EWPG) together with Dr Anna Ortin Nadal. These groups aim to raise awareness of the problems and difficulties that women and other underrepresented groups in philosophy face. During my and Anna's leadership, EWPG became officially a Chapter of MAP UK.
Diversify your curriculum with the DRL
The Diversity Reading List collects high quality text in philosophy written by authors under-represented in philosophy. Since 2016, I have been one of the editors for the Epistemology section.