Francesco holds a Bachelor Degree in Law from Università Statale di Milano. His thesis investigated the protection of traditional ecological knowledge of indigenous people within the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity. In 2016, he graduated from the Master Program of the International Institute for the Sociology of Law, in the Basque Country, with a thesis on animal welfare regulation within the EU framework.
His current research interest is directed toward three typologies of body: animal body, migrant body and monastic body. Ideally, they share a condition of exclusion from the polis: the animal body as non-human, the migrant body as non-citizen, and the monastic body as non-secular. These three features of exclusion need to be analysed through an exploration of the ways in which the relation between life and norm is inscribed in each body.
At this stage, Francesco takes particular inspiration is drawn from the work of authors such as Giorgio Agamben, Eugen Ehrlich and Bruno Latour.