I obtained my M.A degree (laurea) in Philosophy and my Ph.D. in Early Modern History at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (1997 and 2002 respectively). I have held Fellowships at the Harvard Centre for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti, Florence; the Complutense University of Madrid; the University of Wisconsin-Madison; the Newberry Library, Chicago; the Fondazione Firpo of Turin; the Centro di Alti Studi in Scienze Religiose of Piacenza; and the Istituto di Scienze Umane of Florence. I have given lectures and seminars at the Autonoma University of Barcelona, the Autonoma University of Madrid, the Scuola Normale Superiore, the University of Pisa, and at the Faculty of Modern History of the University of Rome-La Sapienza (Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia). From 2004 to 2007 I taught Spanish Literature, History and Culture) at the University of Rome-La Sapienza (Facoltà di Scienze Umanistiche). I have participated in and contributed to several international conferences and I have collaborated with a number of national and international research projects (MIUR- PRIN). I am presently a member of the editorial board of the Dizionario dell'Inquisizione, a four-volume, international multi-authored work directed by Adriano Prosperi and John Tedeschi, and I am in charge of editing the entries for Spain. I also presently coordinate the projects "Rome and the Iberian Peninsula in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries: Politics, Culture and Religion" and "Cultural Encounters, Conflicts and Hybridization in the 'Iberian Globalization' of the Sixteenth Century" at the Scuola Normale Superiore. Most recently I have organized, in collaboration with the Escuela Española de Historia y Arqueología (CSIC) and the Spanish Embassy to Italy, the International Seminar "Only One Law Should Exist: Toward a New History of Minorities in the Iberian World" held December 15-16 2008 in Pisa, and which featured the participation of Mercedes García-Arenal, Giuseppe Marcocci, Natalia Muchnik, David Nirenberg, Felipe Pereda, Adriano Prosperi, Fernando Rodríguez Mediano, François Soyer, Stuart Schwartz, and Maria Antonietta Visceglia.