Publications

Articles

‘Chi ne beve giusto è un leone’: anti-alcoolismo, vitivinicoltura, e la realizzazione di una bevanda nazionale nell’Italia fascista
La Vigna News: Pubblicazione Trimestrale della Biblioteca Internazionale La Vigna
35 (dicembre 2016): 26-50.

“By undermining Italy’s temperance movement, effectively coordinating with Mussolini’s Fascist Government, pioneering experimental ‘intensive advertising system[s],’ and recontextualizing the implications and behavioral articulations of virtuous consumption, I argue, Italy’s winemaking organizations transformed the peninsula’s typical wines into a ‘national beverage’ within the eyes of domestic consumers during the interwar years.”

 

Cultivating Fascism: Winemaking and Making Italians in Fascist Italy
Perspectives on Europe
46:1 (Spring 2016): 88-92.

“During its two decades in power, Mussolini’s regime established protected winemaking appellations (Chianti Classico, 1932-present), inaugurated grape- and wine-themed popular festivals (National Festival of the Grape, 1930-present), significantly expanded grape vine cultivation in Italy and in its Mediterranean colonies, and marketed the peninsula’s typical wines (vini tipici) to domestic and foreign consumers.”

 

Co-authored with Sarah A. Curtis and Jason Lahman
Blogging in the Classroom: Using a Blog as a Supplemental Resource
Perspectives on History: The Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association
50:4 (April 2012): 20-22.

“History is brought to life in the classroom through more than just the discussion of classic texts. Although historians still rely on the written word as their main type of primary source, they are increasingly using other types of sources to shed light on the past. The blog allows the instructor to introduce his or her students to this same process of discovery across the disciplines.”