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Silvia Zullo

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Legal Studies

Academic discipline: IUS/20 Philosophy of Law

Short Bio

Silvia Zullo is a senior researcher at the University of Bologna, where she teaches and conducts research in bioethics and the philosophy of law. In her research she uses the philosophy of law as a lens through which to address issues arising in connection with technological and scientific innovation.

The issues she is currently investigating relate to social rights, normative ethics and distributive justice, property rights in the body, and the vulnerability connected to the body and the person. These issues form the subject of national and international research projects in which she has participated, as well as books and essays she has published. She took part as a scientific member, in the project network “European COST Action IS1303 Citizen’s Health Through Public-Private Initiatives: Public Health, Market and Ethical Perspectives” (2013-2017).

She collaborates with Cátedra UNESCO de Bioética e l' Observatorio de Bioética y Derecho, Universitat de Barcelona, where she has been visiting professor; with UNESCO European Division of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and she is a member of the Cambridge Working Group for Bioethics Education.


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Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche
Via Zamboni 27/29, Bologna - Go to map

Office hours

At CIRSFID, Via Galliera 3, second floor, from Monday to Thursday, from 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. It is recommended to send an email ( for arranging date and time of the appointment.

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