I am a historian of late medieval and Renaissance Europe, specialising in the political and social history of the Italian Quattrocento. I was recently awarded my doctorate (DPhil) from the University of Oxford, where I held the Hugh Trevor-Roper Graduate Scholarship in History. Previously, I studied History (BA) and Historical Sciences (MA) at the University of Milan, and qualified as archivist and palaeographer following the two-year postgraduate course of the Italian state archives. In April 2019, I took up a four-year research fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge.
For my doctorate, I investigated the world of borders in fifteenth-century northern Italy: how they were drawn, crossed and imagined; and what they can tell us about the spatial fabric of political and social life in the later middle ages. While revising my thesis for publication, I am now developing a new research project: inspired by my doctoral work on borders as sites of movement and control, the project will explore the role played by mobility in shaping power and social relations in early Renaissance Europe.