Media

Presentations & Interviews

March 17, 2022

Uncorked History: Wine and Identity in Mussolini's Italy”

Uncorked History Podcast with Dr. Jamie L.H. Goodall and Kelly Therese Pollock

A podcast interview on my ongoing research on winemaking and identity construction in interwar Italy.

July 14, 2021

Wine Over Time: Fascist Italy”

Wine Over Time Podcast with Dr. Steven Marks and Julia Marks

A podcast interview on my ongoing research on winemaking and identity construction in interwar Italy.

December 1, 2020

"Wine, Beer, and the Politics of Identity in Fascist Italy"

UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies

A virtual talk on wine and beer marketing battles in Fascist Italy.

Opinions & Perspectives

February 24, 2022

"Failure to Respond to Putin’s Aggression Could Prove Catastrophic: How the League of Nations’ Weak Response to Italy’s Invasion of Ethiopia Helped Precipitate World War II"

The Washington Post

An OpEd on the comparisons between Benito Mussolini's conquest of Ethiopia (1935-1936) and Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine (2022-).

January 31, 2021

"The March on Washington"

UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy

An OpEd on the parallels between Trumpism and interwar European fascisms.

October 31, 2020

"How to Keep the Lights On in Democracies: An Open Letter of Concern by Scholars of Authoritarianism"

New Fascism Syllabus

A co-authored, open letter of concern by scholars of authoritarianism on the dangers of neo-authoritarianism to democracies in North America and beyond.

Community & Engagement

2021-2022

"Interwar Crisis Book Talks"

University of California, Los Angeles

A series of book talks held in conjunction with my course "Interwar Crisis: Europe, 1918-1939" at University of California, Los Angeles during the Spring 2021 and Spring 2022 quarters.

December 31, 2021

"How the Politics of Prosecco Explain What Took the Fizz Out of the Democrats"

The Guardian

An OpEd by Mark Blyth on the politics of prosecco in Italy, which mentions my research on winemaking under Benito Mussolini's dictatorship.