Academic Positions

March 2021 - present: Post-doctoral researcher, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Zurich, NCCR "Evolving Language".

Dec. 2020 - Feb. 2021: Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Arts, Media, Philosophy, University of Basel, NCCR “Evolving Language”. 


October 2019 - present: Post-doctoral fellow, Dept. of Comparative Language Science and Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language (ISLE). Forschungskredit Fellowship, University of Zurich.

February 2017 - September 2019: Post-doctoral researcher, Brain and Language Research Institute, Laboratoire Parole et Langage and Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive, University of Aix-Marseille


October 2014 - January 2017: Post-doctoral researcher, Artificial Intelligence Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Fellowship from the ERC start grant “ABACUS” (awarded to B. de Boer).

December 2012 - August 2014: Post-doctoral researcher, Dept. of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna

January 2012 - November 2012: Associate Post-doctoral Researcher (Freier Dienstvertrag), Dept. of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna. Fellowship from the ERC advanced grant “SOMACCA” (awarded to W. T. Fitch).

Visiting Scholar Fellowships

January-February, May-June 2017: Post-doctoral researcher, Dept. of Language and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen. Field of Research: Language Evolution and Interaction.

August 2014 - September 2014:  Post-doctoral researcher, Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution, Ruhr-University of Bochum. Field of Research: Cognition and Communication in Animals. Fellowship from the German government (Ruhr University Bochum).

September 2010 - December 2011: Visiting doctoral researcher, Dept. of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna. Field of Research: Syntax, Prosody and Music: An empirical approach to the Origins of Verbal Language.

2009-2011 (exam in April 2012): Doctor of Philosophy

Address: Philosophy of Language and Mind, University of Palermo, Italy. Supervisor: Prof. Marco Carapezza.


2005-2008: Master of Arts

Address: Philosophy and History of Ideas (Linguistic-epistemological curriculum). Graduating summa cum laude, University of Palermo.


2002-2005: Bachelor of Arts

Address: Philosophy of Knowledge and Communication. Graduating summa cum laude, University of Palermo.