Isabella Luisa Mariani



Doctoral Candidate in Jurisprudence and Social Policy

Law and Political Economy, Political Theory, Immigration Law and Migration Theory, Technology Law and Regulation

Isabella Luisa Mariani is a doctoral candidate at U.C. Berkeley School of Law in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy program with a Designated Emphasis in Political Economy. She is a Doctoral Fellow with the Berkeley Center for Private Law Theory for the 2024-2025 academic year. She is also the graduate student leader for the faculty-led U.C. Berkeley Social Science Matrix Research Team “The Social Effects and Normativity of Data-Mining, Algorithms and the Digital Economy Research Team” for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Her research lies at the intersection of Law, Philosophy, and Political Economy. Her dissertation examines the attention economy, analyzing its effects on our autonomy and interpersonal relationships, the market power of technology companies, and potential regulatory and legal responses.

She holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Auckland, for which she received First Class Honors for her thesis entitled "Corruption and Justice: Restoring Institutional Integrity." She is the recipient of the 2016 University of Auckland Faculty of Arts International Master's Degree Scholarship. She holds a Joint Honors Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science from McGill University. Her work is funded by the Berkeley Economy and Society Initiative.


Mariani, Isabella. “Utilitarianism and Migration.” Research Handbook on Law and Utilitarianism, edited by Guillaume Tusseau, Edward Elgar publishing. (forthcoming)