I am a Lecturer in Philosophy in the Department of Political and Cultural Studies at Swansea University, which I joined in January 2020. Prior to this, I was a Lecturer and a Teaching Fellow at the University of Aberdeen, and an IRC Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow at University College Dublin. I was previously a Tutor in the Department of Philosophy at Durham University where I obtained my PhD in 2016. Before starting my PhD in Durham, I received a master’s and a bachelor’s degree (both conferred with the highest honours) from Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele (Milan, Italy). A Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar during the academic year 2010-2011, I was previously the holder of an Erasmus-LLP program grant which allowed me to spend five months as a visiting student at the Université de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland) (2007-2008).
My research interests lie primarily at the intersection of phenomenology, philosophy of emotion, and philosophy of psychiatry. More specifically, some of the main questions I have been exploring in my work concern the relationship between emotions, narratives, and self-understanding; the role of affective experience in psychopathology; and the nature of self-esteem. PUBLICATIONS Journal Articles Bortolan,… Continue reading Research
I have experience in the provision of both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Postgraduate Teaching University of Aberdeen (UK) Values and Ethics in Public Health (2018-2019) (module co-coordinator) University College Dublin (Ireland) Phenomenology: Selected Readings (2016-2017; 2017-2018) Durham University (UK) Phenomenology and the Sciences of Mind (2015-2016) Undergraduate Lecturing Swansea University (UK) Philosophy and… Continue reading Teaching