Associate Professor of Modern History, he also holds courses in "History of pre-industrial economics" and "History of proto-globalization". He is president of the Teaching Committee of the "History and Philosophy" Master's Degree. He is the scientific manager of the TRaTTo interdisciplinary research project (Transhumance and territory in Tuscany).
His research lines concern history of agriculture, landscape and environment in a diachronic perspective. His interests related to economic and social history led him to deepen his research on urban and rural societies in the modern age, on the widespread of power and on the role of noble families with particular attention to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. He is member of the Editorial Board of the quarterly magazine "Ricerche Storiche".