Giuseppe Marcocci holds a Doctorate in History from the Scuola Normale Superiore de Pisa, Italy and is currently Professor of Modern History at the Università degli Studi della Tuscia in Viterbo. Among his areas of interest are political history and the cultural and political history of the Iberian world of Late Modernity, with a special focus on Portugal.
His interests also include the history of empires, slavery, and European exploration mission, as well as the history of justice in the Ancien Regime, with particular attention to the Inquisition. Besides numerous articles published in magazines and collections, he is the author of two books: I custodi dell'ortodossia. Inquisizione e Chiesa nel Portogallo del Cinquecento (2004) and L'invenzione di un imperio. Politica e cultura nel mondo portoghese, 1450-1600 (2011); he is also co-organiser of the volume L'Europa divisa e nuovi mondi (2011).
In 2010 he was a member of the Editorial Board of the Dizionario storico dell'Inquisizion directed by Adriano Prosperi (4 vols. 2010).