Valeria La Motta

Valeria La Motta is a scholar in History of Political Institution. She studied Political Sciences at the University of Palermo (Italy) where she specialised in Early Modern History with a BA thesis about Christian renegades in the XVII century. In 2015, she obtained a PhD from the University of Messina (Italy) by discussing a thesis entitled L’Inquisizione in Sicilia durante il regno di Ferdinando d’Aragona (1469-1516). During her career, she became particularly involved in Hispanic studies, investigating the political forms through which the Catholic monarchy wielded his power in its Mediterranean domains. Among her publications: Saints in Prisons. Francesco Baronio’s Calendar, in Quaderni Storici 157 / a. LIII, n. 1, aprile 2018, pp. 107-133; El establecimiento de la Inquisición Española en Sicilia entre normas y prácticas (1500-1516) in «Anais de Estudios Inquisitoriales», UFRB, Cachoeira-BA, 2016; Sardegna, l’isola aragonese dimenticata dagli spagnoli, «Storia e Politica», IV, n. 3/2012, pp. 608-616. Now she is studing the graffiti of Palazzo Chiaromonte in Palermo.