Dr Mattia Gallotti

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Dr Mattia Gallotti
M.Sc. (LSE), Ph.D. (Exeter)
Project Manager, The Human Mind Project
School of Advanced Study
Institute of Philosophy, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
020 78628967
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07-Jul-2015 Collective Intelligence: How does it emerge?


01-Aug-2014 Objects in Mind


 (2014) in Mattia Gallotti and John MIchael (eds.) Perspectives on Social Ontology and Social Cognition. Springer

01-Aug-2014 Perspectives on Social Ontology and Social Cognition

Edited Book

 (2014) with John MIchael, Springer

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Working Group II on Human Rights and Development Tools: Policy Briefs


AHRI members of COST Action IS0702 on the role of the EU in UN Human Rights reform have established since 2009 a specific Working Group II of researchers focused on the sub-topic of human rights and development tools, including a particular focus on EU and UN institutions.

The Human Rights Based Approach and Development Agendas: Bridging the Gap


A human rights-­‐based approach (HRBA) to development is a cross-­cutting approach that can strengthen existing development commitments by underpinning them with a universal standard of achievement for both process and outcome. The HRBA also has a legally-­binding basis that can help protect people from harms as they move towards the realisation of the right to development. This policy brief will give a summary of how the HRBA and current global development agendas are complementary and mutually reinforcing. It will also highlight some ways in which current global development agendas are being used to harm or ignore human rights.

Sexual orientation, gender identity and human rights in the Commonwealth: from history and law to developing activism and transnational dialogues


Conclusion: comparative analysis of decriminalisation and change across the Commonwealth


Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change.


Human rights in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity are at last reaching the heart of global debates. Yet 78 states worldwide continue to criminalise same-sex sexual behaviour, and due to the legal legacies of the British Empire, 42 of these – more than half – are in the Commonwealth of Nations. In recent years many states have seen the emergence of new sexual nationalisms, leading to increased enforcement of colonial sodomy laws against men, new criminalisations of sex between women and discrimination against transgender people. "Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change" challenges these developments as the first book to focus on experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) and all non-heterosexual people in the Commonwealth. The volume offers the most internationally extensive analysis to date of the global struggle for decriminalisation of same-sex sexual behaviour and relationships

Nov-2015 Introduction


Nov-2015 Notes on Contributors


Research Projects & Supervisions

Available for doctoral supervision: Yes

Professional Affiliations

Professional affiliations:

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Name Type Activity Start date End date
Interacting Minds Centre, Aarhus University Visiting Fellowship Research and Knowledge transfer 22-Sep-2014 22-Oct-2014
Nesta Consultancy Research and Related Events 16-Dec-2014 30-Apr-2015
EU-funded Research Project on Socialising Sensorimotor Contingencies Member of the Advisory Board Knowledge Transfer 11-Mar-2015
Relevant Events

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03-Jun-2015 Shared Intentionality and Social Understanding

Main speaker at Departmental Seminar Series

15-Apr-2015 Interaction, Reciprocity and Social Cognition

Main Speaker at weekly meeting of the Berkeley Social Ontology Group (BSOG), University of California at Berkeley

11-Dec-2014 Towards Neuro-Social Science: The Politics and Pragmatics of Collaboration

Invited Speaker at interdisciplinary event 

26-Sep-2014 Philosophy of Science and Evidence-Based Medicine

Keynote speaker at interdisciplinary conference on evidence-based medicine

23-Sep-2014 We-Mode: Theoretical and Methodological Challenges

Main organiser of two-day academic workshop in social ontology and social cognition

12-Sep-2014 Collective Intentionality IX

Organiser of Symposium discussion on "Socially Extended Minds"

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