Presentations

Between 2013 and 2018, I had the privilege of presenting my research at conferences, workshops, and other scholarly gatherings on four 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, Pennsylvania, 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, and, lastly, the 2018 American Historical Association’s Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The following are my presentations at conferences, workshops, and other scholarly events and activities.

 

Conference & Workshop Presentations

 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
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”
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
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
1 November 2013 Una fascista americana: Ruth Williams Ricci and Transnational Italian Fascism
Panel Title: “Historical Disobedience: Transgressive Subjects, Methods, and Stories”
History Graduate Student Association Annual History + Conference
University of California, Los Angeles
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
11 April 2011 Conference Introduction
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

 

Conference Organization

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
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
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

 

Invited Lectures

Spring 2018 Winemaking and Making Italians in Fascist Italy
History 336: Modern Italy, 1789 to the Present
Course Professor: Marla Stone
History Department / Occidental College
Winter 2016 The Third Rome: Italian Fascism, 1917-1945
History 133B: The Fascination of Fascism
Course Professor: Harold Marcuse
History Department / University of California, Santa Barbara
Fall 2013 Fascism and Nazism: A Comparative Analysis
History 4C: Western Civilization (1715 CE to Present)
Course Professor: Tsuyoshi Hasegawa
History Department / University of California, Santa Barbara

 

Other Presentations, Events & Activities

8 November 2017 Coordinator and Opening Speaker
Event Title: The New Human Rights Movement: A Book Release and Lecture by Peter Joseph
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center / University of California, Santa Barbara