I was born in Mantua in 1982. I studied at Liceo Scientifico Tecnologico E. Fermi in Mantua. I was awarded 1) a laurea triennale (B.A.) in Philosophy from Università di Verona (Italy) in December 2004; 2) a laurea specialistica (M.A.) in History of Philosophy from Università di Verona (Italy) in July 2006; 3) a PhD degree in the History of Philosophy from Università di Verona (Italy), in May 2010.
I was awarded 1) assegno di ricerca (July 2013 – April 2014) on History and Theory. Historiographical Paradigms in the Twentieth Century; 2) Jean-François Malle-Harvard I Tatti Fellow at Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies for a project on the history of vernacular logic in Renaissance Italy (July 2012 – June 2012); 3) an Accademia dei Lincei-British Academy post-doc research fellowship (March 2012 – July 2012) for completing my book on the The Aristotelian Tradition and the Rise of Empiricism; 4) a Fritz Thyssen Stiftung post-doc research fellowship (January 2012 – March 2012, originally a six-month fellowship) at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel for a project on Leibniz and German Aristotelianism; 5) assegno di ricerca (March 2011 – January 2012) on English Renaissance Aristotelianism; 6) aFrances A. Yates Short-Term Research fellowship at the Warburg Institute (January 2011 – March 2011) for a project on the impact of Jacopo Zabarella’s logic in Britain.
I worked for five years (2007-2012) as Research Assistant (‘cultore della materia’) to the Chair of History of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy (Università di Verona) alternating periods of teaching and research, and since 2010 I have also been adjunct professor (‘professore a contratto’) of History of Philosophy, teaching a course in English on the ‘History of Concepts’, and in Italian on ‘Computational Linguistics for Philosophical Texts’.
In 2011, I was also visiting professor of Renaissance philosophy at Universidade Estadual Paulista, Marília, Brazil. In 2011, I was selected as one of the few promising young Italian researchers to meet the president of Italy (Giorgio Napolitano) and the now former president of Germany (Christian Wulff) for discussions on ‘The Future of Europe’.
I am the editor of Philosophical Readings, a four-monthly on-line journal, and of Studies and Sources in the History of Philosophy Series by Aemme Edizioni. I am also part of the editorial board of Lo Sguardo, Estudios Kantianos, philosophy@lisbon, Etica & Politica.
I am a member of the Transcendental Philosophy Research, Renaissance Society of America, North American Kant Society, Società Italiana di Studi Kantiani, British Society for the History of Philosophy, Società Italiana degli Storici della Filosofia, International Society for Intellectual History, Società Filosofica Italiana, American Philosophical Association.
I have been awarded a ERC Starting Grant 2013 on “Aristotle in the Italian Vernacular: Rethinking Renaissance and Early-Modern Intellectual History (c. 1400–c. 1650)”.