- Political Theory
Lucia Rafanelli is a doctoral student in the Politics department at Princeton University, specializing in Political Theory. Her main research interests include contemporary political thought; theories of human rights and global justice; philosophy of law; collective agency and collective personhood; and theories of individual rights, especially as they figure in contemporary debates about justice, legitimacy, and freedom.
Her current project engages with literatures on toleration, legitimacy, collective self-determination, global justice, and international relations in order to address the question of when states may or ought to involve themselves in the political affairs of other states.
Rafanelli has received a merit grant from Princeton’s University Center for Human Values. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, with distinction in all subjects, from the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University, where she earned a B.A. in Government and Philosophy.