Paola Romero is a Post-doc Research Assistant in the Philosophy Department at the University of Fribourg joining in 2020. She is Doctor in Political Theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2020), with an MPhil (2014) and an MA in Philosophy (2012) from King’s College London. Her research has developed in the areas of political philosophy, moral philosophy, and the history of political thought. Romero is currently working on a new book presenting a distinctive interpretation of Immanuel Kant’s notion of “political willing”, and the systematic role played by political conflict in Kant's thought. She is interested in questions of statehood, legitimacy, and the relationship between visual images and political concepts. As a Post-doc in the University of Fribourg, Romero seeks to develop a project exploring the limits of the notion of a “political will” in our current secular societies. In light of a world where political associations and community adherence is not limited to the strict boundaries of territorially divided states, what is the role of thinking of political unity in terms of a collectively shared will? The project aims at gaining a new critical perspective on the relationship between the notion of ‘statehood’ and that of ‘the will of the people’, by casting doubt on the traditional paradigm of the unity of the body-politic..