The holder of a doctorate from Sapienza University of Rome, Emanuele Gallotta completed a dissertation in 2019 as part of a joint program with Sorbonne Université, supervised by Dany Sandron, Guglielmo Villa, and Alessandro Viscogliosi. He was a post-doctoral fellow at La Sapienza for the 2019-2020 academic year. He is especially interested in the history of ancient and medieval architecture and building techniques. In addition to his research on the Palatine Hill in Rome and the Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina, Sicily, he has devoted his studies chiefly to Cistercian architecture and the diffusion of Gothic architecture in Southern Latium during the thirteenth century, topics on which he has written numerous publications. He has secured international financing to conduct research from the Institute of Research on Ancient Architecture in Aix-en-Provence, the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut in Berlin, and the Centre André Chastel in Paris.