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Mattia - Faculty - LIS

Dr Mattia Gallotti

Head of Research and Development

Mattia is an academic philosopher with a background in the social sciences.

After reading economics and philosophy at Bocconi University and the London School of Economics, Mattia completed a PhD at the University of Exeter. Before joining LIS, Mattia lectured on the philosophy of the social sciences at LSE and led on the academic management of The Human Mind Project.

I joined LIS because...

“I really like the idea of working on methods. You have to bring together methods of different disciplines, let them play, and see what comes out of it. Complex systems require complex answers. Interdisciplinary answers.”

"What I really like about teaching is the transformative power of learning on both sides"

Top fields of disciplines


Social science

Mattia studies the philosophy of society across a range of intellectual styles. Over the years, he has collaborated and published work about social ontology with scholars from a variety of disciplines, including psychology and neuroscience, public policy and literary theory.

Before joining LIS as an Associate Professor, Mattia managed the teaching and coordination activities of the Philosophy of the Social Sciences Masters’ programme at LSE. Prior to that, he ran the academic and operational management of an interdisciplinary research programme, called The Human Mind Project, at the University of London.

As a postdoc, Mattia held fellowships at The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University, and the Jean Nicod Institute at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He completed a PhD in Philosophy at Exeter in late 2010; an MSc in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences at LSE in 2006; and a Diploma di Laurea in Economics and Social Sciences at Bocconi University in 2004.

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