Presentations

Between 2012 and 2018, I had the privilege of presenting my research at conferences, workshops, and other scholarly gatherings on four different continents, including the 2015 International Committee of Historical Sciences’ Annual Congress in Jinan, China, the 2016 Council for European Studies’ Annual International Conference of Europeanists in Philadelphia, USA, the 2016 International Federation for Public History’s Annual Conference in Bogotá, Colombia, the 2016 “Transnational Italies” conference at The British School at Rome in Rome, Italy, the 2018 American Historical Association’s Annual Conference in Washington, D.C, and, most recently, at The Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy.

 

Conference & Workshop Presentations

 TBD “Contesting the National Beverage: Wine, Beer and the Battle over ‘Foreign’ Tastes and Habits in Interwar Italy”
Panel Title: “New Histories of Capitalism in Mussolini’s Italy: A Panel in Honor of Victoria de Grazia” (Society for Italian Historical Studies Session)
American Historical Association Annual Conference
Seattle, WA
 4 January 2018 “An All-Consuming Nationalism: Winemaking, Consumerism, and National Identity in Mussolini’s Italy”
Panel Title: “Politics, Culture, and Identity in 20th-Century Italy” (Society for Italian Historical Studies Session 2)
American Historical Association Annual Conference
Washington, D.C.
 15 April 2017 “The Making of a National Beverage: Winemaking, Temperance, and Identity Construction in Fascist Italy”
* Keynote Presentation
History Graduate Students Association Annual Conference
History Department
  |  San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA
27 October 2016 “‘Propaganda for Our Italy’: Ruth Williams Ricci and Fascist Italy’s African Empire, 1935-1941”
Panel Title: “Transatlantic Exchanges, Colonial Imaginaries”
Transnational Italies: Mobility, Subjectivities, and Modern Italian Cultures
The British School at Rome
Rome, Italy
8 July 2016 “Fascist Italy’s Agro-Political Spectacles: Displaying the Nation’s Grapes, Wines, and Regional Heritages at Popular Festivals, Markets, and Exhibitions”
Panel Title: “Nationalism and Power in the History of Heritage Tourism”
International Federation for Public History Annual Conference
Universidad de los Andes
Bogotá, Colombia
21 June 2016 “‘Native but Foreign’: Winemaking and Colonization in Fascist Italy’s Alpine and Adriatic Borderlands”
Workshop Title: “Food, Drink, and the Articulation of Power and Agency in Modern Europe”
History Department  |  University of St Andrews
St Andrews, Scotland
15 April 2016 “Mussolini’s Winescapes: Typical Wines, Heritage Tourism, and National Identity in Interwar Italy”
Panel Title: “The Changing Faces of National Identity”
Council for European Studies’ Annual International Conference of Europeanists | Philadelphia, PA
27 August 2015 “Bringing Bacchus to the People: Viticulture, Autarky, and Domestic Tourism in Fascist Italy”
Panel Title: “The Uses of History in Tourism”
International Committee of Historical Sciences Annual Congress
Jinan, China
27 March 2015 “From New York City to Addis Ababa: Ruth Williams Ricci in Italian East and North Africa, 1935-1941”
Panel Title: “Fascism in Italy and Abroad” (Session 2)
American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference
University of Colorado, Boulder
Boulder, CO
11 April 2014 “Grapes of Wrath: Viticulture, Autarky, and Political Spectacle in Mussolini’s Italy”
Graduate Division’s “Graduate Student Showcase”
University of California, Santa Barbara | Santa Barbara, CA
9 March 2013 Una fascista americana: Ruth Williams Ricci and Transnational Italian Fascism”
Panel Title: “Transnational Mobilities”
California Interdisciplinary Consortium for Italian Studies Annual Conference
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
11 April 2011 Conference Introduction
Conference Title: “Collective Memory: The Voices of Remembering and the Silences of Forgetting”
History Graduate Students Association Annual Conference
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA

 

Conference and Panel Organization

TBD Panel Organizer
Panel Title: “Italy in the World, the World in Italy: Modern Italian Culture in Transnational Perspective”
American Historical Association Annual Conference
Seattle, WA
26-27 February 2016 Assistant Coordinator
Conference Title: “Italia senza frontiere (Borderless Italy)”
California Interdisciplinary Consortium for Italian Studies Annual Conference
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
27 March 2015 Panel Chair
Panel Title: “Fascism in Italy and Abroad” (Session 1)
American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference
University of Colorado, Boulder
Boulder, CO
11 April 2011 Co-Founder and Co-Organizer
Conference Title: “Collective Memory: The Voices of Remembering and the Silences of Forgetting”
History Graduate Students Association Annual Conference
History Department
  |  San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA

 

Invited Lectures

Spring 2019 “Black Grapes, Blackshirts: Towards a National “Wine Consciousness” in Mussolini’s Italy”
Course: History/Italian Studies 349: The History and Culture of Food in Italy
Course Professor: Olivier de Maret
Food & Sustainability Studies Program  |  The Umbra Institute
Perugia, Italy
Summer 2018 “The Interwar Crisis: A Global Perspective”
Course: History 2C: World History (1700 CE to Present)
Course Professor: Cody Stephens
History Department  |  University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Spring 2018 “Winemaking and Making Italians in Fascist Italy”
Course: History 336: Modern Italy, 1789 to the Present
Course Professor: Marla Stone
History Department  |  Occidental College
Los Angeles, CA
Winter 2016 “The Third Rome: Italian Fascism, 1917-1945”
Course: History 133B: The Fascination of Fascism
Course Professor: Harold Marcuse
History Department  |  University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Fall 2013 “Fascism and Nazism: A Comparative Analysis”
Course: History 4C: Western Civilization (1715 CE to Present)
Course Professor: Tsuyoshi Hasegawa
History Department  |  University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA

 

Other Presentations, Events & Activities

18 February 2019 Enotria: On the Modernization of Winemaking in Interwar Italy”
* A presentation on the history of Italian winemaking during the interwar years at Trebotti Winery near Viterbo, Italy
Azienda Agricola Trebotti
Castiglione in Teverina, Italy