I was born in Sarzana (SP), Italy. I grew up there and in Bolano (SP). I studied philosophy at the University of Pisa (Laurea, equivalent to BA+MA) and Scuola Normale Superiore (PhD). I was a visiting student first at the University of Sheffield (UK) and then, for almost two years, at the University of Leeds (UK). I worked at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (South Korea 2011-12) for one year. I have spent most of my time after obtaining my PhD (2009) in Hong Kong (Lingnan University, 2009-2011 / 2012-Present). I was promoted to Associate Professor (with tenure) in 2017.