2017— now Research Associate. Department of Philosophy, University of Hamburg.
2015—2017 Post-doctoral Research Fellow. LOGOS Research Group in Analytic PhilosophyDepartment of Logic, History and Philosophy of Science University of Barcelona.
2013—2015 Post-doctoral Research Fellow. Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, Universidad Autonoma y Nacional de México (UNAM), Mexico City.
2012 PhD in Philosophy. University of Nottingham. Thesis: The True Future of the Open Future Supervisor: Prof. Stefano Predelli. Examiners: Prof. Stephen Barker (internal), Dr Patrick Greenough (external).
2008 Visiting student. Department of Philosophy, New York University (Fall term)
2006—2007 Visiting student. Arché Research Centre, University of St Andrews. Supervisor: Prof. Crispin Wright.
2005 Graduation from University of Venice (Ca’ Foscari) with thesis L’ingiustizia del tempo. Analisi e critica del concetto di differenza ontologica nel pensiero di Emanuele Severino [The Injustice of Time: A Critical Analysis of the Concept of Ontological Difference in the Thought of Emanuele Severino] under the supervision of Prof. L. V. Tarca. Mark: 110/110 cum laude
2000—2001 Erasmus student. Technische Universtaet Berlin.
AOC: Philosophy of Language
Publications Composition, identity and plural ontology
Synthese , forthcoming.  There are no fundamental facts
Analysis, forthcoming DOI: 10.1093/analys/anaa008  How to make a gunky Spritz
Thought: A Journal of Philosophy, 2019, 8(4): 250-9.  On atomic composition as identity
Synthese (S.I.: Mereology and Identity), forthcoming.  No ground for doomsday
Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy, forthcoming.  The open future
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2019.  Fine’s trilemma and the reality of tensed facts
Thought: A Journal of Philosophy, 2018, 7(13): 209-17.  Against ‘Against ‘Against Vague Existence”
Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 11, 2018: 278-87.  A sudden collapse to nihilism
The Philosophical Quarterly, 2018, 68: 370–75.  Fine’s McTaggart: Reloaded
Manuscrito, Special Issue: Time and Reality, 2017, 40(1): 209-39.
 Grounding, contingency and transitivity
Ratio, 2017, 30(1): 1-4.
Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 2016, 94(3): 489-98.  Grounds, roots and abysses
Thought: A Journal of Philosophy, 2016, 5(1): 41-52.  How to change the past in one-dimensional time
Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 2015, 96(1): 1-11.  Indeterminate actuality and the open future
Analysis, 2013, 73(2): 248-260.  Branching time, actuality and the puzzle of retrospective determinacy
Thought: A Journal of Philosophy,2012, 1(1): 16-25.  Escape from epistemic island
Analysis, 2012 , 72(3): 498-506.  Fatalism and the necessity of the present: reply to Campbell
Analysis, 2010, 70(1): 76-78.  Free will and the necessity of the present
Analysis, 2009, 69(1): 63-69.  Yet another problem for reichenbachian approaches to the semantic analysis of indexical languages
The Reasoner, 2008, 2(6): 4-5.  Actuality in the garden of forking paths
in M. Carrara & V. Morato, Language, Knowledge and Metaphysics: selected papers from the 1st SIFA Graduate Conference, 2008, College Publications, London.  Tempo, totalitá e contraddizione: ció che il principio non dice
[Time, totality and contradiction: what the principle does not say] In: Francesco Altea, Francesco Berto (eds), Scenari dell’impossibile. La contraddizione nel pensiero contemporaneo [Scenarios of the impossible. Contradiction in contemporary thought], 2007, Il Poligrafo, Padova.
 Fall 19/20: Composition as Identity, University of Hamburg, undergraduate (Hauptseminar).
 Fall 19/20: The open future, University of Hamburg, undergraduate (Hauptseminar).
 Spring 18/19: Tense and reality, University of Hamburg, undergraduate (Hauptseminar).
 Spring 18/19: Parts and places, University of Hamburg, undergraduate (Hauptseminar).
 Spring 18/19: Introduction to meta-ontology, University of Hamburg, undergraduate (Proseminar).
 Fall 18/19: Material Objects, University of Hamburg, undergraduate (Hauptseminar).
 Fall 18/19: Topics in the Metaphysics of Time, University of Hamburg, undergraduate (Proseminar).
 Spring 17/18: The Moving Spotlight, University of Hamburg, undergraduate (Hauptseminar).
 Spring 17/18: Introduction to Meta-Metaphysics, University of Hamburg, undergraduate (Proseminar).]
 Spring 17/18: Topics in Metaphysics, University of Hamburg, undergraduate (Proseminar).
 Fall 17/18: Mereology, University of Hamburg, undergraduate (Hauptseminar).
 Fall 17/18: Introduction to Philosophy of Time, University of Hamburg, undergraduate (Proseminar).
 Fall 16/17: Topics in Ontology, University of Barcelona, graduate.
 Spring 13/14: Ontology, UNAM, undergraduate (co-taught with José Edgar González Varela, in Spanish).
 Fall 13/14: Presentism and the grounding objection, UNAM, graduate.
Other teaching activities
07/19 Grounding and the open future. 2nd day of the Reading Seminar
‘The Metaphysics of Agency, Past and Future’. 15 – 17 July 2019. University of Hamburg
Organizations of events
07/19 Co-organizer of the Hamburg Summers School in Truthmaker Semantics, 22-26 July, University of Hamburg.
Talks & Conferences
05/20 University of Leiden. TBA. Workshop: Fragmentalism and rival approaches. 7-8 May 2020. [invited] Cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak.
03/20 University of Lisbon, LanCog group. Grounding the future (and the future of grounding). 13 March 2020. [invited] Cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak.
10/19 University of Leiden. On being identical to a plurality of atoms. Workshop: Identity, extensionality and constitution. 24 October 2019. [invited]
07/19 University of Hamburg. Grounding the future (and the future of grounding). International Workshop ‘Agency, Past and Future’ 18-20 July 2019. [invited]
05/19 University of Hamburg. Grounding the future (and the future of grounding). Forschungskolloquim.
01/18 University of Hamburg. On the plurality of moving spotlights. Forschungskolloquim.
02/18 University of Glasgow. How the block grows, Workshop: Glasgow meets Hamburg. [invited]
01/18 University of Hamburg. How the block grows, Forschungskolloquim.
07/17 University of Hamburg. Cross-temporal grounding is not the end of the world, Forschungskolloquim.
10/16 University of Sassari. Grounding, portions of reality and ontological free lunches, Conference: Grounding grounding, Alghero. [refereed]
09/16 University of Milan. Presentism is not the end of the world, Workshop: Presentism, Centre for Philosophy of Time. [refereed]
04/16 University of Dresden. Grounding, grounding and partial grounding, Workshop: The Metaphysics of Grounding. [invited]
03/16 University of Barcelona. Reality and Time, Seminar in Metaphysics (SM), LOGOS Research Group in Analytic Philosophy.
02/16 University of Barcelona. Grounding, fundamentality and the reality of temporal passage, LOGOS seminar, LOGOS Research Group in Analytic Philosophy.
11/15 University of Barcelona. Grounding and necessary connections, PERSP Metaphysics Seminar, LOGOS Research Group in Analytic Philosophy.
09/14 UNAM. Reply to: Aliosha Barranco López ‘Esencialismo y anti-esencialismo’, Segundo taller de estudiantes asociados, Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, Mexico City
09/14 UNAM. Reply to: Kris McDaniel ‘Being and Essence’. Intensional/Hyperintensional, Instituto de Investigaciones Filosoficas, UNAM, Mexico City
03/14 UNAM. Metaphysical Dependence and Partial Grounding, Seminario de Investigadores, Instituto de Investigaciones Filosoficas, UNAM, Mexico City
02/14 UNAM. A Plea for Partial Fundamentality, Seminario de Filosofia de Lenguaje, Instituto de Investigaciones Filosoficas, UNAM, Mexico City
10/13 UNAM. The Grounding Problem and the Reality of Temporal Passage, Seminario de Investigadores, Instituto de Investigaciones Filosoficas, UNAM, Mexico City
11/10 University of Barcelona. Actuality, Relativism and the Open Future, II Semantic Content Workshop, LOGOS—Logic, Language and Cognition Research Group. [invited]
11/09 University of Oxford. The True Future of Branching Time, The 13th Annual Oxford Philosophy Graduate Conference, [refereed]
09/09 University of Leeds. The True Future of Branching Time, The 4th Annual CMM Graduate Conference. [refereed]
05/09 University of Stockholm. Actuality in the Open Future, The 1st Stockholm Philosophy Graduate Conference. [refereed]
04/09 CUNY Graduate Center. Actuality, Relativism and the Open Future, 12th CUNY Annual Philosophy Graduate Student Conference, CUNY Graduate Center, New York. [refereed]
09/07 University of Padova. Actuality in the Garden of Forking Paths, 1st SIFA Graduate Conference, University of Padova
07/07 University of St Andrews. Actuality in the Garden of Forking Paths, Arché Relativism Seminar, University of St Andrews
11/05 University of Venice. Tempo, totalitá e simultaneitá [Time, Totality and Simultaneity], Conference: A partire da Severino [Themes From Severino], University of Venice.
Referee for the journals Mind, The Philosophical Quarterly, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Philosophical Studies, Analysis, Synthese, Erkenntnis, Inquiry, Philosophia, Dialectica, Crítica, Teorema, Dianoia, Argumenta.
Grants and awards
2015—2017 Beatriu de Pinós/Marie Curie Post-doctoral Research Fellowship.
2015—2017 FAPESP Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, State of São Paulo, Brazil [declined].
2013—2015 Post-doctoral Research Fellowship. UNAM. Mexico City.
2010—2011 Royal Institute of Philosophy Bursary
2007—2010 Full Funding PhD Studentship. University of Nottingham.
2006—2007 Study Abroad Funding. University of Venice.