Teodoro Katinis is associate professor of Italian literature at the Department of Literary Studies (Ghent University). Among other fellowships, in 2015-2016 he was Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Katinis holds a Ph.D. in Italian (Johns Hopkins University) and a Ph.D. in philosophy (Università degli Studi Roma Tre). His first monograph, on philosophy and medicine in Marsilio Ficino (Roma 2007), collects the first results of his research on the medical literature in the Italian Renaissance; while the outcomes of other research subjects, including Platonism and its enemies in the political literature of the Renaissance, history of early-modern rhetoric, Torquato Tasso’s poems and poetics, and the early-modern dialogue, have been published in international journals and volumes. Katinis’ main research project at UGent aims at studying the vernacular medical texts published in the 16th and 17th century primarily in Venice and translated in English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, and Latin for a European public. Thanks to the participation of Ph.D. students and colleagues from a variety of fields, this project focus on textual materials that address a broad public of any social class and gender with innovative rhetorical strategies for a wide dissemination of the medical knowledge. Katinis' monograph on Sperone Speroni and the rebirth of sophistry in the Italian Renaissance is published in the Brill’s Studies in Intellectual History Series (https://brill.com/abstract/title/34759). Katinis is Associate Editor of the Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy (Springer, 2022) and co-founder of the Società Dante Alighieri-Gent.