Apr 222020


Nicolò ZAMPERLIN (tutor: Prof. Francesco Paoli)

I completed my bachelor and master degrees in Philosophy at the University of Padua, the former one under the supervision of Prof. Carlo Scilironi, the latter one under Prof. Massimiliano Carrara. I also graduated in Logic at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation of the University of Amsterdam, under the joint supervision of Prof. Robert van Rooij and Prof. Massimiliano Carrara. In both my master theses I studied formal semantics for vague statements. The main areas of my research interest are philosophy of language and formal logic, in particular algebraic logic, which I am currently studying under the supervision of Prof. Francesco Paoli.


Ludovica FANNI (tutor: Prof. Giovanni Bonaiuti)

Ludovica Fanni is a pedagogist and hr. She graduated in “Management of educational services” in 2019 and in 2020 she pursued a Master in Human Resources focused on guidance and tutoring. She collaborated in the POT project “Orientation and tutoring paths to promote academic and professional success” of the local unit of the University of Cagliari. Currently, she is a PhD student in “Philosophy, Epistemology, Human Sciences” at University of Cagliari, where she’s developing a research project on the possibility to use a digital tool that aims to support human science student during their university studies. The main ares of her research interest concerns the curricular academic internships and students professional development connected to digital technologies and methodologies. 

Luca GAVIANO (tutor: Prof.ssa Donatella Petretto)

Luca Gaviano is a PHD student in Philosophy, Epistemology, Human Sciences, Department of Education, Philosophy and Psychology, University of Cagliari, with research project on the Clinical Psychology of Ageing.

He published chapters on books and papers in peer-reviewed journals on the following topics:

  • Promotion of health and wellbeing
  • Semantic of ageing
  • Cognitive ageing and Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Psychology of Disability

He participates in national and international research programs on the same topic

He is a chartered psychologist with clinical experience in Clinical Psychology of Ageing and of Disability.

He is graduated in Psychology at the University of Cagliari.


Rita ESPOSITO (tutor: Prof. Giuliano Vivanet)

Rita Esposito is a school principal. Her research interests concern Language teaching with particular regard to grammar.

The answerable research question to which the doctoral project intends to respond is the possibility of identifying effective strategies to improve the teaching of Italian grammar in first cycle schools.

In first instance, she intends to conduct a systematic review of the international literature on the problem, referring the research to school contexts similar to those under study and therefore referring to students of the age group 8-13 years in the learning phase of the L1. The review will be integrated by the study of the Italian context and will have as its objective the definition of the protocol of a wide-ranging experimentation, which allows to obtain useful data for a substantial generalization and the setting up of an EB experimental program based on effective teaching strategies.


Andres Camilo GRANDA ARANGO (tutor: Prof. Giuseppe Sergioli; co-tutors: Dott. Gustavo Martin Bosyk, Dott. Federico Hernan Holik)

I got my master degree in Physics at the University of Antioquia-Colombia, with a thesis entitled “Asymptotic quantum mechanics for N coupled oscillators”. Since then, I am a PhD scholar at the University of Cagliari. My field of research includes the fundamentals of quantum mechanics, particularly focused on the problem of how is the connection that exists between two apparently different theories: classical mechanics and quantum mechanics. My recent contributions are subject to the creation of a new mathematical formalism, called asymptotic quantum mechanics, based on probability density, asymptotic behaviors and Fourier transforms, which has allowed to recover classical probability densities plus quantum-like corrections in physical systems such as the harmonic oscillator, the hydrogen atom, particles enclosed in flat and spherical wells, free fall and recently in particles with relativistic characteristics. The current goal of my research is to incorporate machine learning. That is, using machine learning techniques, we will focus on the classification problem to try to discern whether certain states that a source has are intertwined or not, whether they exhibit coherence or not, or whether that particular quantum system was able to reach its classical limit.

Stefania FALCHI (tutor: Prof. Antioco Luigi Zurru; co-tutor: Prof. Giovanni Bonaiuti)

After a graduation in “Primary Education” at the University of Cagliari under the supervision of Prof. Antioco Luigi Zurru, in 2021 Stefania Falchi did a master’s degree in “SLD (Specific Learning Disorders), SEN (Special Education Needs) and Developmental Disorders. Psychopedagogy, Teaching Methods, Computational Thinking (Coding) and Didactics of inclusion” at the University of Urbino Carlo Bo.

Currently, she is a PhD student in “Philosophy, Epistemology, Human Sciences” (NOP R&I on Green subjects) at University of Cagliari, where she is developing a research project on the possibility to generate renewed green learning environments and opportunities derived from the ecological transition in primary school. Her main research interests are pedagogy, primary education, innovation in teaching practice and teacher professional development.




Ines ALVES DE MATOS PIRES FERREIRA (tutor: Prof. Marco Guicciardi; co-tutor: Prof. Ferdinando Fornara)

Inês Alves Ferreira holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Systemic Psychology, and her research interests include people-environment studies and community development and intervention issues, particularly in low-SES residential areas.
During her Master’s, she was part of community development projects working with multicultural communities in urban low-SES residential contexts, and her thesis focused on perceived insecurity and residential satisfaction among residents of a low-SES neighbourhood in Lisbon, Portugal. She previously worked as a research assistant in environmental psychology (Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Lund University, Sweden), being part of several research projects, mainly on human perception and behaviour and interaction with environmental factors in outdoor and indoor environments. More recently, she was a research assistant in psychology (Center for Research and Social Intervention – CIS-IUL, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal), where she was mainly involved in research projects with a focus on education and community intervention.

Daniela FADDA (tutor: Prof. Giuliano Vivanet; co-tutor:Dott.ssa Carol Salis – CRS4)

Daniela Fadda is graduated in Psychology from the University of Cagliari and she received a PhD in Cognitive and Personality Psychology from the University La Sapienza in Rome. Her research experience included well-being and school adjustment in adolescence and the study of digital technologies for scientific education. She is a member of the Italian Association of Psychology and she is an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Psychology. She has published several research papers on psychological well-being, self-concept, motivation in mathematics, cognitive performances and educational technology. Her scientific interests include also methodology and statistic for human sciences with particular reference to factorial analysis, structural equation modelling and meta-analysis.

Fabrizio MELONI (tutor: Prof. Elisabetta Gola)

André MURGIA (tutor: Prof.ssa Angela Taraborrelli)

I graduated in philosophy in 2017,  under the supervision of Professor Annamaria Loche, discussing a dissertation on the concept of constituent power in the Prince of Machiavelli. I obtained my master’s degree in philosophy and theory of communication, again at the University of Cagliari, in 2020. Under the supervision of Professor Angela Taraborrelli, I tackled the problem of the public sphere as it is presented during the intellectual path of Habermas, trying to discuss the normative value of this concept, also in light of the processes of globalization.

I am currently a PhD student at the University of Cagliari, where I am carrying out a research project on the theories of democracy and democratization. My main interests are in the field of political philosophy and critical theory.

Gandolfo VERGOTTINI (tutor: Prof. Antonio Ledda)

In 2016, I graduated in Philosophy at the University of Cagliari. My thesis was about Socrate with a special focus on several feature of his personality. I worked on this project under the supervision of Professor Elisabetta Cattanei. In 2020, I achieved a master’s degree in Philosophy and Theories of Communication discussing a dissertation on the issues related to the infinity in mathematics, focusing on the axiom of choice. Professor Antonio Ledda was my supervisor.  Now I’m a Phd student at the University of Cagliari. Investigating a connection between substructural and quantum logics is the main goal of my project: this path has started from the study of a specific algebraic structure, the left-residuated l-groupoids. My main interests are in the field of the algebraic logic and the universal algebra.

Cristiano VIDALI (tutor: Prof. Pierpaolo Ciccarelli)

I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Milan, discussing a dissertation on Jean-Paul Sartre’s ontology, being supervised by Professor Andrea Zhok. I then obtained a Master’s degree from “Vita-Salute” San Raffaele University, where I worked under the supervision of Massimo Cacciari on Alexandre Kojève’s thought, suggesting an original interpretation of the idea of the “end of history” by relating it to the concepts of tradition and social acceleration. My main interests focus on one hand on philosophy of history, especially Hegelianism and its Marxist heritage, and on the other hand on phenomenology and existentialism (Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, Merleau-Ponty). I am currently a PhD student in “Philosophy, Epistemology, Human Sciences” at University of Cagliari, pursuing a research project on the relationship between phenomenology and cognitive sciences, with a particular reference to psychology of attention.

Enrica SPADA (tutor: Prof. Gabriella Baptist, co-tutor Prof. Claudia Secci)

Enrica Spada is graduated in Dance at The Folkwang University in Essen-Germany, under the direction of Pina Bausch. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Educational Sciences from the University of Cagliari, discussing a dissertation on the subject of play, body and dance in education, and she also graduated in Pedagogical Sciences at Cagliari University with a dissertation on the aesthetic-philosophical approach of Marìa Zambrano and Jean-Luc Nancy in relation to a pedagogical reflection on the body in movement and dance. She is currently a PhD student in “Philosophy, Epistemology, Human Sciences” at University of Cagliari, pursuing a research project (PON FSC for development and cohesion) on the possibility to generate new social bonds, social cohesion and to encourage dialogue between generations through dance, theatre, and contemporary arts, for a sustainable social and economic development in deprived areas.




Riccardo BONFIGLIOLI, Per una mappa concettuale della natura umana in Adam Smith (tutor: Prof.ssa Angela Taraborrelli)

Riccardo Bonfiglioli graduated in Philosophical Sciences at the University of Bologna under the supervision of Prof. Alberto Burgio. He has carried out inquiries into german area authors (Kant, Freud, Adorno, Marcuse) and french area authors (Voltaire, Montesquieu).  PhD student in Political Philosophy under the supervision of Prof. Angela Taraborrelli, Prof. Laurent Jaffro and Prof. Michele Bee at the Department of Pedagogy, Psychology, Philosophy of the University of Cagliari, he is doing a research in co-agreement with PHARE on the concept of human nature and the self within the framework of Adam Smith’s political thought.



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