Publications

Articles

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.”

 

Book Reviews

Review of Representing Italy through Food (London: Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2017), Food, Culture & Society: An International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research 21:3 (April 2018): 419-420.

“For scholars of Italian history and culture, Representing Italy through Food, edited by Peter Naccarato, Zachary Nowak and Elgin K. Eckert, will be a welcome contribution. Originating in a 2012 conference at The Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy, this anthology explores ‘how representations of Italian food and foodways construct, promote, and/or challenge historically and ideologically specific images of Italy and Italian culture’ (6).”