Lidia holds a BA in History from the University of Milan and an M.St. in Medieval Studies from the University of Oxford. She has recently finished a DPhil in History at the University of Oxford, during which she wrote a thesis about the influence of penitential spirituality on the development of criminal justice in late medieval Siena (Italy). Her most recent publication, an article published on Open Library of Humanities, deals with penitential themes in 14th-century petitions from Siena.
From October 2019 Lidia will start working as a Past & Present Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research of London, where she will investigate changing attitudes towards the death penalty in 14th-century Italy through the use of both religious and secular sources.