Valentina Altopiedi graduated in Historical Sciences at the University of Turin presenting a master’s thesis on Olympe de Gouges which received the award for the best thesis in history for the 2015-2016 academic year. Between 2016 and 2020 she continued her studies by carrying out a bi-national doctoral degree in modern history at the University of Turin and the Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne studying the evolution of female literary production during the French Revolution. From 2019 to 2021 she was a fellow at the Luigi Einaudi Foundation in Turin; now as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Turin she is investigating the origin and spread of the language of women’s rights in the French culture of the Late Enlightenment.
Her research interests include gender history, the history of the French Revolution and the historiography of the Enlightenment. She is now working on an intellectual biography of Olympe de Gouges.
Recently she published Donne in Rivoluzione. Marie-Madeleine Jodin e i diritti della citoyenne, con l’edizione dei Pareri legislativi per le donne indirizzati all’Assemblea nazionale (1790), Edizioni di storia e letteratura, Roma 2021.