Glauco Schettini is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Humanities Program at Yale University and a historian of early modern and modern Europe. An alumnus of the Scuola Normale Superiore and the University of Pisa, he received his Ph.D. in History from Fordham University in 2022.
Glauco’s work sits at the intersection of intellectual and religious history. He is currently revising his book manuscript, The Invention of Catholicism: A Global Intellectual History of the Catholic Counterrevolution, 1780-1849, which studies transatlantic networks of counterrevolutionary Catholics from Europe and Latin America and looks at their reactions to the secularizing wave produced by revolutions on both shores of the Atlantic. It argues that what today we call Catholicism was the product of these thinkers’ reflections. The Invention of Catholicism intervenes in current debates about religion, modernity, and secularization, contributes to the burgeoning field of global intellectual history, and offers a reevaluation of the historical role of counterrevolutionary ideologies and movements.
Glauco is the author of fifteen articles and book chapters on a variety of topics in European intellectual and religious history. He has been the recipient of numerous fellowship and awards, including the dissertation awards of the Society for French Historical Studies and the American Catholic Historical Association.