Angelo Matteo Caglioti

Visiting Lecturer
Office Hours: 
Teaching Fall 2018
Research Interests: 

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. 



2017: PhD in History of Science, Department of History, University of California, 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



Peer-reviewed articles:

 “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.

Research Interests: 

Late Modern Europe

History of Science

Environmental History

Empire and Global History


Semester Course Title Syllabus
Fall 2018 180 The Life Sciences since 1750
Fall 2018 180T History of the Life Sciences Since 1750 (Cal Teach)