Simone Maghenzani is an alumnus of the University of Turin, where he graduated in Early Modern History for his BA (2008) and MA (2010). In 2014, he is completing his PhD, titledThe Reformation in Italy. Propaganda and dissent from the Peace of Augsburg to the Treaty of the Pyrenees (1555-1660). He has been Academic Visitor in the University of Oxford (St Cross College), and Visiting Scholar at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge (2012-2013).
He received a grant from the British Academy-Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in 2013, and he has been research fellow (Bourse Regard) at the Institut d’Histoire de la Réformation in the University of Geneva. He received the Walter Maturi Prize (2010) and the Optime Prize in 2009. He wrote on the Italian Reformation, and on Modern Italian Protestantism.