Michael Paul Martoccio is a historian of late medieval/Renaissance Italy. His work intersects history, economics, and political science to examine inter-urban military and economic cooperation. In particular, he is interested in how Renaissance Italians built durable financial networks, legal institutions, and ethical discourses to prevent or limit international violence.
His work has been supported by The Renaissance Society of America, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Newberry Library, and has appeared in The Journal of Interdisciplinary History as well as published collections by the University of Toronto Press and Cambridge University Press.
Michael received his BA in History and Medieval/Renaissance Studies at Duke University in 2007 and his PhD in History with a Minor Specialization in Politics from Northwestern University in 2015. He has held fellowships at The Ohio State University and Northwestern University, and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.