Letizia Trinco holds a PhD (2015) in history of art and archaeology of South and Central Asia from the Italian Institute of Oriental Studies, Sapienza University of Rome,where she also obtained her BA (2006) and MA (2010) in Indian Languages and Cultures. She participated in the Uzbek-Italian Archaeological Mission to the site of UchKulakh, in the oasis of Bukhara, Uzbekistan (2009), and carried out fieldwork in India as a doctoral student, research collaborator and postdoctoral fellow at Sapienza University of Rome (2013-2019).

Since 2021 she is post-doctoral researcher at Ghent University, Belgium, where she works on the Nilgiri Archaeological Project(2021-2026) and, as a digital curator, on the project Excavations at Bodhgaya, the Site of the Buddha's Enlightenment(2021-2024).
Her research focuses on funerary rituals and memorialisation in ancient South Asia, religious iconography, Traditional Knowledge and its documentation, digital humanities.