Stefania Tutino (Ph.D. Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa) is Professor of History with an appointment also in the UCLA Department of Italian. Her research focuses primarily on the ecclesiastical history in early modern Europe. Her major publications include Empire of Souls. Robert Bellarmine and the Christian Commonwealth (Oxford University Press, 2010); Catholicism, politics and natural philosophy: the Blackloists in England 1640-1660 (Ashgate Publishing Co., 2008); and Law and Conscience. Catholicism in early modern England, 1570-1625 (Ashgate Publishing Co., 2007).
Professor Tutino is the recipient of the 2011 Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize from the American Catholic Historical Association for her book Empire of Souls, as well as the 2012 William Nelson Prize from the Renaissance Society of America for her article, “Nothing But the Truth? Hermeneutics and Morality in the Doctrines of Equivocation and Mental Reservation in Early Modern Europe” (2011). The award was presented at the RSA annual meeting.