I am associate professor of History of the Americas at the University of Turin where I teach History of Americas, History of the Atlantic World, and Colonial and Postcolonial History. My work engages with colonial Latin American history, early modern European history, imperial history, and Atlantic history. I have focused in particular on Latin American independence, the age of the Atlantic Revolutions, the definition of citizenship and the construction of racial categories in colonial and post-colonial contexts. I am the coordinator of the PhD program in Global History of Empires and the author of Territorio o Nación. Reforma y disolucion del espacio imperial en Ecuador, 1765-1830 (Madrid, 2005), Il Mondo Atlantico. Una storia senza confini (Rome, 2013), L’indipendenza dell’America spagnola. Dalla crisi della monarchia alle nuove repubbliche (Florence, 2015), and Race and Citizenship. Free People of Color in the Spanish Atlantic (Routledge, 2020).
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Colonial Latin American history, Early Modern history, Imperial history, Atlantic history.