PhD Student in Italian History
School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Newcastle University
I am a PhD candidate in Italian history. I am particularly interested in Modern Italian and European history and I am currently in the third year of my PhD on the occupation of Puglia by the Allies, 1943-1946. My research examines the civilian experience of war and occupation and in particular the Allied-Italian relationship. Moreover, I am interested in how occupation forces managed the issue of public health during the occupation. My thesis analyses how the Allied administration coped with high levels of disease such as malaria, VD and typhus.
- Newcastle University, School of History, Classics and Archaeology: PhD in History 09/2011-09/2014 – AHRC-funded. Thesis subject: The civilian experience of war and occupation in Puglia under the Allies, 1943-1946.
- MA (Honours) European History 09/2008-9/2009 - Final mark: Distinction.
- BA (Honours) History 9/2005 - 8/2008 - 2:1 Classification
- Association for the Study of Modern Italy (ASMI)
- Social History Society
- Founder member and co-chair of the Southern European History Working Group, Newcastle University
- Northern Centre for the History of Medicine
I am completing an article to be submitted to Social History of Medicine entitled ‘War against the Mosquito’: Allies, Italians and Malaria during the Occupation of Puglia, 1943-1946’.
Papers presented at conferences:
- 19 October 2012: ‘We want Bread!’ Patterns of Civilian Protest during the Allied Occupation of Puglia 1943-1946" (Queen’s University Belfast, weekly postgraduate seminar series).
- 24 November 2012: ‘‘We want Bread!’ Patterns of Civilian Protest during the Allied Occupation of Puglia 1943-1946" (ASMI conference on ‘BASTA! Patterns of Protest in Modern Italy: History, Agents and Representation’).
- 21 February 2013: ‘‘Protecting the Troops’- Allied Servicemen, Italian Prostitutes and Venereal Disease in the Occupation of Puglia 1943-1946" (Glasgow Caledonian University, The Economic History Society and The Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare)
- 25 February 2014: ‘‘Protecting the Troops’- Allied Servicemen, Italian Prostitutes and Venereal Disease in the Occupation of Puglia 1943-1946" (Southern European History Working Group)
- 8-10 April 2014: "Patterns of Crime during the Allied Occupation of Puglia" (Annual Social History Conference, Northumbria University, accepted December 2013).
Address: School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Newcastle upon Tyne