- M.A. in East Asian Studies from Ca' Foscari University of Venice
- B.A. in East Asian Studies from Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Filippo Gradi is a Ph.D. candidate specializing in modern Japanese and global history. His dissertation research analyzes democracy in Imperial Japan from the 1910s to the 1930s, focusing on suffrage and voting rights through intellectual, social, and institutional perspectives. Other avenues of his research include 19th century transnational liberalism, European knowledge in 19th century Japan, and 20th century Japanese political thought. His general exam fields focused on modern and early modern Japanese history, modern global history, and Japanese religion.