I am a historian of modern Europe. My research focuses on international migration and globalization, with a special emphasis on Italian migration in the early Cold War period. I am interested in the process of migration – why people move and what factors shape the choice of a specific destination.
At UT-Knoxville, I teach undergraduate courses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe. Themes that I particularly emphasize in my courses include: nationalism and national identity, human rights, terror and terrorism, human mobility.
Before coming to UT, I taught at the University of Kansas, Rockhurst University, the Kansas City Art Institute, and Marymount University.
PhD, University of Kansas, 2010.
BA, Universitá degli Studi di Milano, 1997 .
- “Italy, Migration, 1815 to Present,” in Immanuel Ness and Peter Bellwood (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, 5 volumes. Chichester, UK: Wiley Blackwell Publishers, 2013
- “Italy,” in Klaus J. Bade, Pieter C. Emmer, Leo Lucassen, and Jochen Oltmer (Eds.), Migration, Integration, Minorities since the 17th century: A European Encyclopedia. Cambridge University Press, 2011 (German edition: 2009)
- “From Watchdog to Salesman: Italian Re-emigration from Belgium to Canada after the Second World War,” Studi Emigrazione/Migration Studies, nr. 166, April-June 2007
- “Communists of the Stomach: Italian Migration and International Relations in the Cold War Era,” Studi Emigrazione/Migration Studies, nr. 155, September 2004