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Durham University

Department of Geography

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Mr Ludovico Rella, B.A., M.A.

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Research Postgraudate (PhD) in the Department of Geography
Room number: W601

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Industrial Action

I am currently on strike alongside other members of the University and College Union (UCU) to defend the right of workers in higher education to a fair pension, fair pay, secure contracts and equality at work. For further information on the campaigns, please see:


Pay, Equality and Insecurity:

Our action is supported by the National Union of Students:

Previous Education

I studied my bachelor in International Studies in Florence, Italy, and my Master in Global Studies in Lund, Sweden. During my Master, I undertook an internship in the "Transnational Political Ordering in Global Finance" research group at the Centre for Intercultural and International Studies in Bremen, Germany.


My research focuses on money digitization through blockchain technologies. This growing field of technological innovations enables the decentralized management of payments and the introduction of alternative means of payment and representations of value in the form of cryptocurrencies. The project aims to unpack the processes of proliferation, speculation, and interoperability across blockchain platforms and infrastructures to understand their impact on how power is exerted over money, how value is negotiated, accumulated and circulated, and which economic subjectivities are summoned and maintained. It combines insight from Economic Geography and Science and Technology Studies of Infrastructures and Interfaces.

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