Caroline Castiglione is Professor of Italian Studies and History and the Chair of Italian Studies. She earned her PhD in history from Harvard University. Her research interests are political, legal, gender, and women's history in Italy and Europe between 1500-1800. Her first book, Patrons and Adversaries: Nobles and Villagers in Italian Politics, 1640-1760(Oxford University Press, 2005) won the Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize from the Society for Italian Historical Studies in 2006. Her book Accounting for Affection: Mothering and Politics in Rome, 1630-1730 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) examines the symbiotic evolution of politics and mothering in early modern Rome. She is the recipient of fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Howard Foundation, and the Delmas Foundation. She teaches courses on microhistory, the history of women and gender, popular culture, and law courts and legal culture in early modern Italy and Europe.