He was born in Budrio, Italy in 1957. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Political Science (Historical-Political track) from the Faculty of Political Science of the Università degli Studi di Bologna. He completed a Doctorate at the Faculty of Letters at the University of Coimbra. He works at the Centre for 20th Century Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Coimbra (CEIS20). He has given papers at many conferences held at educational or cultural institutes and has often been part of seminars and symposiums. His scientific work comprises the areas of political and colonial history, the history of ideas, culture and the imagination, art and architecture, aesthetics, and information sciences.
His most recent published work is Arte e modernità, i due percorsi comuni del fascismo e dell’Estado Novo [“Art and modernity, fascism’s two common courses in the Estado Novo”] in Estados autoritários e totalitários e suas representações [in “Totalitarian and Authoritarian States and their representations”], Luis Reis Torgal and Heloisa Paulo (ed.) Coimbra, Coimbra University Press (2008); and La cultura della sorveglianza, [“The culture of surveillance”] in “Tempos de fascismos” written in conjunction with Maria Luiza Tucci Carneiro and Federico Croci. São Paulo, Editora EDUSP (2010).