Camilla Russell




Dr Camilla Russell was educated at the University of Melbourne, with a BA (Hons), and MA in History, and in 2003 she obtained her PhD in History from Royal Holloway, University of London. She has studied at the University of Pisa, Italy, and held lectureships in England, Australia and Italy; in 2008–09, she was Fellow at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, and between 2009 and 2015, was Tenured Lecturer, and now Conjoint Fellow, in Early-Modern European History at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Since 2015, she has been based in Rome, where she works as Editor of Jesuit historical publications, with the imprint, Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu, located at the Roman Jesuit Archives (ARSI); she also lectures at Roma Tre University. At the University of Divinity, Camilla holds the position of Honorary Research Associate. Camilla Russell’s publications focus on the religious and cultural history of the Renaissance and early-modern periods, especially in Italy and the Jesuit missions in the “Indies”. She is the author of the monograph, Giulia Gonzaga and the Religious Controversies of Sixteenth-Century Italy (Brepols, 2006), as well as a number of articles and a forthcoming monograph on Italian Jesuits during the first century after the founding of the Society of Jesus.

  • BA (Hons)
  • MA (History)
  • PhD