My research deals with European history in the nineteenth and twentieth century. I focus in particular on Italy and the relationship between science, environment and colonialism. I am broadly concerned with the production of scientific expertise, its interaction with natural environments, and the analysis of intellectual and social networks. My previous studies dealt with the history of nationalism, race and anthropology in the nineteenth century. I have an ongoing interest in the history of Fascism. My next research project deals with the history of internationalism, imperialism, and climatology.
I am currently coordinating the STS (Social Studies of Science) working group at the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society at Berkeley.
2013: MA in History, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley
2011: MA in Modern European History at the University of Padua (Italy), honors
2011: Galilean Diploma at the Galilean School of Advanced Studies (Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori) at the University of Padua, honors
2009: BA in History at the University of Padua, honors
“From Lombroso to Fascism: Race, Statistics and Eugenics in Alfredo Niceforo’s Trajectory (1876-1960)” European History Quarterly, forthcoming spring 2017.
“Eugenics as Social Observation: Anthropology, Statistics and the Pursuit of ‘Objectivity’ in Alfredo Niceforo’s Thought (1876-1960)” Popolazione e Storia, v. 17, 1 (2016), pp. 73-89.
“La Nazione Armata di Guglielmo Pepe” Clio 2 (2011), pp. 185-212.
Journal issues edited:
Caglioti and Martin Mahony(eds.),“Special Issue: Relocating Meteorology” History of Meteorology, forthcoming spring 2017.