Caroline Castiglione

Caroline Castiglione
Professor of Italian Studies
Professor of History
190 Hope St., Rm. 303


Caroline Castiglione is Professor of Italian Studies and History. Her research interests include 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 currently focusing on the political thought of the Venetian author Moderata Fonte.