TOSCANO Bruno Walter Renato



Walter earned his Bachelor in Philosophical and Historical Studies in 2016 at the University of Palermo with a dissertation entitled “George Lachmann Mosse: the New Politics for the New Man” under the supervision of Professor Salvatore Lupo (grade: 110 cum laude). Following archival research at the University of Berkeley and Stanford University, he obtained his master’s degree in History at Alma Mater Studiorum in Bologna with a dissertation entitled “Revolution and Reformism in Babylon. The American Revolution of the Black Panthers (1966-1972)” under the supervision of Professor Raffaele Laudani and co-supervised by Professor Raffaella Baritono (grade: 110 cum laude).

He earned a Ph.D. in History from the University of Pisa (grade: Excellent cum Laude) for a dissertation in U.S. History entitled “Their struggle is our struggle”: the Third World Women’s Alliance and the Alliance Against Women’s Oppression between anti-imperialism, reproductive rights, and transnational activism (1970-1989) under the guidance of Professor Vinzia Fiorino and Professor Elisabetta Vezzosi.

As U.S. historian, he is now a Post-Doc Researcher for the ERC-Project entitled “WO-NAM – Women and Non-Alignment in the Cold War era: biographical and intersectional perspectives” (P.I. Chiara Bonfiglioli) at University Ca’Foscari in Venice.

Since 2019, he has collaborated with Rai Storia and Rai 3, participating in debates for the Italian TV show “Passato e Presente.” His research focuses on the history of the United States, the history of African Americans (with a focus on Afro-American activism in the 1960s, the 1970s, and 1980s), gender history, and transnational history during the Cold War.








TOSCANO, Bruno Walter Renato, ‘Work locally but think globally’: the Alliance Against Women’s Oppression and transnational multiracial grassroots activism in the 1980s, Gender & History, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0424.12779


  2023 TOSCANO, Bruno Walter Renato, From Margin(s) to Center(s). The Third World Women’s Alliance (1969-1979), Contemporanea, Rivista di storia dell’800 e del ‘900, 4/2023.

DOI: 10.1409/108690


Monography: TOSCANO, Bruno Walter Renato, Pantere nere, America bianca. Storia e politica del Black Panther Party [Black Panthers, white America: History and Politics of the Black Panther Party], Ombre Corte, Verona, 2023, pp. 293, [Italian].


2022 TOSCANO, Bruno Walter Renato, Romanzi Valentina (edited by), The Fractured States of America, Journal of American Studies in Italy, Issue 6/May 2022.



TOSCANO, Bruno Walter Renato, Andreozzi Riccardo, Galli Alessandro, Guidi Michela, Lischi Silvia, Magri Michele, Manetti Gaia, Quaggio Sara (edited by), Multiple Identities (vol. I & II), Groundtable, Pisa University Press, January 2022 [English, Italian and French].









TOSCANO, Bruno Walter Renato, «Spazi di eccezione nel Cile di Pinochet: un’analisi di genere delle violenze sessuali nei centros de detención (1973-1989)»  [Spaces of exception in Pinochet’s Chile: a gender analysis of sexual violence in centros de detención (1973-1989)], in Sémata. Cienciais Sociais e Humanidades, El fenómeno de las peregrinaciones, Issue 33/2021 [Italian].

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15304/semata.33.7404.



TOSCANO, Bruno Walter Renato, «Le donne, il fordismo, Gramsci Una prospettiva di genere sulla società statunitense (1909-1930) » [Women, Fordism, Gramsci: a gendered perspective on American society (1909-1930)], Diacronie. Studi di Storia Contemporanea, Issue 32, 4/2017 [Italian].

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4000/diacronie.6670.