Andrea Lollini is a visiting scholar from the University of Bologna, Italy. He has been awarded a Marie Curie Global Fellowship in support of his project: “Neurodiversity between Law and Science” (NEDBELS), which seeks to inquire into the legal impacts and socio-political implications of the concept of neurodiversity. This term pertains to individuals diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders such as Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism and hypothesizes the emergence of a new category of difference in the human population. NEDBELS explores how this concept challenges the constitutional principle of equality, as well as how it fosters the need to accommodate new principles in criminal and civil law.
Prior to this project, Andrea has had an extensive career in legal research with international organizations such as Institut des Hautes Etudes sur la Justice of Paris and The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law.