|Postdoctoral Research Associate of Department of Geography|
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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Chapter in book
- Rella, Ludovico (2020). Blockchain. In International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Elsevier. 351.
- Rella, Ludovico (2020). Steps towards an Ecology of Money Infrastructures: Materiality and Cultures of Ripple. Journal of Cultural Economy 13(2): 236-249.
- Rella, Ludovico (2019). Blockchain technologies and remittances: From financial inclusion to correspondent banking. Frontiers in Blockchain 2: 14.