As a scholar, Patrizia Sonia De Corso specializes in Italian philology and Renaissance humanism. She was trained at the University of Turin, and she received her PhD in Italian studies (Humanistic literature) at the Catholic University of Milan. She held a research grant at the University of Turin and she has taught in high schools. Her publications regard humanism and Renaissance and she is the editor of a dialogue by the Veronese humanist Timoteo Maffei, In sanctam rusticitatem litteras impugnantem, which appeared in 2000. In 2006, she authored the critical edition of the Palermitana by Teofilo Folengo. She has edited many installments of Schedario folenghiano for the journal Quaderni folenghiani.