Maurizio Valsania is professor of American History at the University of Turin, Italy.
Author of The Limits of Optimism: Thomas Jefferson's Dualistic Enlightenment (UVA Press, 2011), Nature's Man: Thomas Jefferson's Philosophical Anthropology (UVA Press, 2013), and Jefferson’s Body: A Corporeal Biography (UVA Press, 2017), he is the recipient of several fellowships from leading academic institutions, including the American Antiquarian Society, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the Library Company, the John D. Rockefeller Library, the DAAD (Germany), and the International Center for Jefferson Studies.
He has written for the OUP Blog (Oxford University Press’s Academic Insights for the Thinking World) and collaborated with the BBC World Service.
Valsania's new book, George Washington: The First American Male will be published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in 2023. He is the recipient of Mount Vernon's James C. Rees Fellowship on the Leadership of George Washington.