Jacqueline Alio is one of Sicily's leading medievalists, known for her groundbreaking research and frequently consulted by The History Channel and other international media. Her English translation of the Ferraris Chronicle, one of only two such works written in the Kingdom of Sicily during the reign of Frederick II, has earned praise from fellow scholars. Margaret, Queen of Sicily, is the first biography of one of the most powerful women in Europe to rule during the twelfth century. Queens of Sicily 1061-1266 is the first compendium of scholarly biographies of these distinguished women. Ms Alio co-authored a book on Sicilian multicultural ethnology, a book on Sicilian cuisine, and a useful guide for educators planning courses on Sicilian Studies. She has lectured university classes and groups such as YPO.