Professor in Contemporary European History (Kingston University, London)
1994 ‘Laurea’ in Modern History, University of Milan 110/110, cum laude
1998 PhD in History, Queen Mary College (University of London).
1996-1998: Part-time Teacher in European History, Queen Mary College (Univ. of London)
1997-1998: Part-time Lecturer in Italian History and Politics, Anglia Polytechnic University (Cambridge), Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Education.
1998-1999: British Council Fellow in Modern Italian Studies, St Antony’s College (Univ. of Oxford)
1999- 2001: Assistant Professor in History of International Relations, University of Milan (Italy)
2001- 2005 Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University, London
2005- Professor in Contemporary European History, Kingston University, London (on maternity leave from October 2006 to April 2007 and from September 2008 to August 2009)
2011-2012 Visiting Fellow, Department of History and Civilisation, European University Institute, Fiesole (FI), Italy
OTHER RESEARCH RELATED ACTIVITIES
2001-2007 Reviews Editor of Journal of Balkan and Near East Studies, formerly Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans (Routledge)
2002-2003 Acting Editor of Journal of Balkan and Near East Studies, formerly Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans (Routledge)
2002-2006 Member of the Steering Committee of the Rethinking Social Democracy Research Project (2002-2006) (supported by the Centre for Contemporary British History, London; the Political Studies Association-UK; the Gramsci Foundation, Rome; the Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust, London; New Politics Network, London; Manchester University International Centre for Labour Studies; the Office Universitaire de Recherché Socialiste (OURS), Paris; the Swedish Institute of Contemporary History, Södertörns Högskola, Sweden; Fundaciòn Alternativas, Madrid; Fundaciò Rafael Campalans, Barcelona; the Labour Movement Archives and Library, Stockholm)
2003-2006 Visiting Professor at the Università Cattolica di Milano (second semester) to teach a lecture series in Italian contemporary history
2006- Member of the scientific board of the Italian academic journal Ricerche di Storia Politica (Il Mulino)
2009- Co-convenor of the Institute of Historical Research Italian seminar (Senate House, London)
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL AND SUBJECT ASSOCIATIONS
- Member of the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, Senate House
- Member of ASMI, Association for the Study of Modern Italy
PERSONAL AWARDS, FUNDING FOR INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH (For grants related to collaborative research projects, see section ‘academic duties at Kingston’)
1994-1998 Funding for postgraduate studies from the Ministry of Italian Affairs (2 years fellowship), British Council (1 year fellowship), British Academy (tuition fees only).
1998-1999 British Council Fellowship in Modern Italian Studies, St Antony’s College (University of Oxford.
2002 British Academy conference grant
2003 Italian Cultural Institute, London (Conference sponsorship)
2009 British Academy Small Research Grant
2009 Fondazione Pastore research grant
Books and Scholarly Editions
2003 The Long Search for a ‘Third Way’: the British Labour Party and the Italian Left since 1945 (Basingtoke: Palgrave Macmillan-St Antony’s series).
2003 Alle radici della svolta autonomista. PSI e Labour Party, due vicende parallele (1956-1970) (Rome: Carocci) (trans: Understanding Nenni’s ‘autonomist’ course. The relations between the PSI and the British Labour Party from 1956 to 1970)
2004 edited with Dejan Jovic, Memories of Wars: Italy and her Eastern Adriatic neighbours since 1989, special issue of Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, vol. 6, no. 2.
2004 Storia d’Europa nel XX Secolo: Gran Bretagna (Milan: Unicopli) (trans: 20th Century Europe: Great Britain)
2006 edited with James Newell, thematic section on ‘The second Berlusconi Government: changes and transformations’, in The Journal of Contemporary European Studies, vol 14, no. 1, April.
2006 edited with John Callaghan, Socialism and Social Reform in the Twentieth Century: Cultures of Social Democracy in Historical and Comparative Perspective (Manchester: Manchester University Press).
Chapters in books
2003 co-authored with Oliviero Bergamini, ‘ “Temperamentally unwarlike”: the image of Italy in the Allies’ war propaganda, 1943-1945’ in David Welch and David Culbert (eds.), War and the Media: the Changing Context of Reportage and Propaganda in Modern Warfare (London: I.B. Tauris), pp. 112-126.
2005 ‘Italy, EU-Enlargement and the “Reinvention” of Europe: between Historical memories and Present Representations’, in Klaus Eder and Wilfired Spohn (eds.), Collective Memory and European Identity. The Effects of Integration and Enlargement (London: Ashgate), pp. 87-108.
2006 ‘Resisting the “pervasiveness” of capitalist ideals?: The Italian Left and the challenge of Affluent Society since 1945’, in John Callaghan and Ilaria Favretto (eds.), Socialism and Social Reform in the Twentieth Century: Cultures of Social Democracy in Historical and Comparative Perspective (Manchester: Manchester University Press).
2008 ‘Le riviste storiche britanniche e la storiografia italiana’, in Maurizio Ridolfi (ed), La storia contemporanea attraverso le riviste (transl: contemporary history and academic historical journals) (Bari: SSISCO – Rubbettino), pp. 51-68.
2009 ‘The parties of the Centre Left’, in James Newell (ed.), Italian Political Elections 2008 (London: Routledge), pp. 85-101.
2010 ‘Red scare: ‘pericolo rosso’ e Gran Bretagna nel ventesimo secolo’ (transl: Labour and the ‘red threat’ in 20th century Britain), in Fulvio Cammarano (ed), Il nemico e la politica. La delegittimazione dell’avversario nell’Europa contemporanea (Bologna: Il Mulino).
1996 ‘La svolta autonomista del PSI vista oltremanica il partito laburista, il Foreign Office e il centro-sinistra’, in Italia Contemporanea, no. 202 (March), pp. 5-44.
1997 ‘British Political Parties Archives: an Exemplary Case’, in Journal of the Society of Archivists, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 205-213.
2000 ‘New Labour and the Italian Left compared: a review essay’, in Journal of Modern Italian Studies, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 101-117.
2000 ‘1956 and the PSI: the end of “ten winters”’, in Modern Italy, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 25-45.
2000 ‘“Wilsonism” reconsidered: Labour Party revisionism, 1952-1964’, in Journal of Contemporary British History, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 54-80.
2002 ‘The Italian Left in search of ideas: the re-discovery of the political ideas of the Action Party’, in The Journal of Modern Italian Studies, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 392-415.
2004 ‘Conflicting Memories and Mutual Representations: Italy and the Balkans from World War II to the Present’ (Conference Report), in Modern Italy, vol. 9, no.1, pp. 95-100.
2004 ‘“Reinventing” Europe: Italy, the EU enlargement and the role of collective memory’, in Ilaria Favretto and Dejan Jovic (eds.), Memories of Wars: Italy and her Eastern Adriatic neighbours since 1989, special issue of Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 161-182.
2006 ‘The Wilson Governments and the Italian Centre-Left Coalitions: between “Socialist” Diplomacy and Realpolitik, 1964-70’, in Dejan Djokic (ed.), British Labour and the European Left during the Cold War, special issue of European History Quarterly, July 2006, vol. 36, No.3, pp. 421-444.
Review articles and dictionary entries
2000 Maurizio Degl’Innocenti (ed.), Carlo Rosselli e il socialismo liberale, (Manduria-Bari-Roma, Piero Lacaita Editore, 1999), in Nuova Rivista Storica, vol. LXXXIV, no. 3, pp. 1-8.
2005 Review article of Steven Fielding, The Labour Governments 1964-1970, vol. 1 Labour and Cultural Change; John W. Young, The Labour Governments 1964-1970, vol. 2 International Policy; Jim Tomlinson, The Labour Governments 1964-1970, vol. 3, Economic Policy (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2003), in Ricerche di Storia Politica, no. 3, pp. 34-42.
2007 Long entry (3000 words) on ‘Labour’, in Marcello Flores (ed), Dizionario dei Diritti Umani (Turin: Utet).