Associate Professor of Italian Studies and History
Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, 2009-2010
Office: 190 Hope St., Rm 205
Phone: (Italian Studies): +1.401.863-1561
Ph. D. Harvard University (1995)
B.A. Trinity University [San Antonio, Texas] (1985) summa cum laude
Early modern Italy and Europe; history of politics and political culture; microhistory; women and gender; history of the family; law and legal culture; Renaissance Italy; rural Italy
Caroline Castiglione teaches courses in the departments of Italian Studies and History at Brown University. In Italian Studies she has also served as the director of the undergraduate and the graduate program. She has recently been awarded the American Council of Learned Societies and the Howard Foundation Fellowship for 2009-2010. She is the author of Patrons and Adversaries: Nobles and Villagers in Italian Politics, 1640-1760, published by Oxford University Press (New York) in 2005. Patrons and Adversariesi was awarded the Marraro Prize from the Society for Italian Historical Studies in 2005. She is currently working on a book entitled, Accounting for Affection: Mothering and Politics in Rome, 1630-1730, which is under contract with Palgrave Macmillan. Recent articles and essays related to her current project include: “Mothers and Children,” in The Renaissance World, ed. John Martin (Routledge, 2007); “When a Woman “Takes” Charge: Marie-Anne de la Trémoille and the End of the Patrimony of the Dukes of Bracciano,” in Viator (2008); and “Mater litigans: Mothering Resistance in early Eighteenth-Century Rome,” in Historical Reflections /Réflexions Historiques (2009).