Lucia Rafanelli

Graduate Prize Fellow

Lucia Rafanelli is a fourth year graduate student in the Department of Politics, specializing in political theory. Her main research interests include global justice; collective agency and collective personhood; theories of individual rights, especially as they figure in contemporary debates about justice, legitimacy, and freedom; and philosophy of law. Her dissertation explores the moral issues surrounding states’ attempts to promote political change within other states via a variety of different means—both coercive and non-coercive. It engages with literatures on toleration, legitimacy, collective self-determination, global justice, and international relations in an attempt to develop principles to govern inter-state intervention aimed at improving recipient states’ overall achievement of justice. Before arriving at Princeton, Rafanelli 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.