Invidual residences


From Friday, 6 November 2020 to Friday, 13 November 2020

PhD Candidate,University of Trento


Mattia is a PhD Candidate at the School of International Studies of the University of Trento (Italy). His research interests include language rights, subnational constitutionalism, and the relation between ‘old’ and ‘new’ minorities. In particular, through his PhD project, he advocates a much more interdisciplinary, inclusive and integrated approach to linguistic diversity in Europe. 

Prior to his PhD, Mattia worked as a Junior Researcher at the Institute for Minority Rights of EURAC Research (Bolzano) on a series of projects related to diversity in education, territorial and non-territorial autonomies and migration phenomena. 

He holds MAs in Modern Languages (University of Padua) and International Relations (University of Trento), jointly with a Graduate Diploma in Transnational Governance (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa).


My project illustrates a path towards a more inclusive system of language protection and promotion that both includes the languages of ‘new minorities’ and embraces multilingualism as an inevitable characteristic of post-modern societies. I reorganise the debate on ‘language rights for new minorities’ by identifying and answering some preliminary questions common to different disciplines. I identify new minorities’ language attitudes to provide a focused analysis of already implemented solutions and their potential transferability to new contexts. I construct a set of ‘significant practices’ based on these relevant solutions and their link to the specific needs and claims of ‘new minorities’.

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