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DI BONA Elvira


Elvira Di Bona is DAAD Postdoctoral Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin working on a project on the aesthetic normativity of music. She is also Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Turin (Italy), where she is pursuing a project in philosophy of mind, and in particular in auditory perception, sponsored by the Fondazione Franco e Marilisa Caligara. She obtained her Ph.D. in Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences at the Institut Jean Nicod – École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris), and at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (Milan) in 2013. Her dissertation, co-tutored by Roberto Casati and Michele Di Francesco, was on auditory perception. During her Ph.D. course, she spent research periods at the New York University, as a Fulbright Scholar, and at the University of Sydney, as an ARIA (Association for Research between Italy and Australasia) Grantee. She got a violin diploma at the Conservatorio of L’Aquila and the Conservatorio of Terni (Italy), and completed the "High Specialization Course in Music Studies – Solo Violin Performance" at the National Academy of Santa Cecilia (Rome) in 2008. She has published articles on pitch, the auditory perception of causation, sound and temporality in peer-reviewed international journals. In fall 2014, she was awarded a Fellowship from the Italian Academy of Columbia University, where she worked on the admissible contents of auditory experience.