Before coming to Birmingham, I was a doctoral student as well as teaching assistant at the University of Glasgow. In 2021, I will be a visiting postdoctoral researcher at the Tilburg Center for Moral Philosophy, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science. 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.
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.