Personal profile

Research overview

My research aims to examine how Black people in Italy negotiated their identity during the Fascist period in an era when Italian national identity was constructed and operationalised by the Fascist State as exclusively white. My research explores how Fascist colonial and racial policies, and discourses on race shaped the understanding of Blackness and Italianità and the impact of these on the lived experiences of Black people in Italy during the Fascist period from 1922-43.

My doctoral research is funded by the Wolfson Foundation.

I completed my MPhil at the University of Bristol where my research focused on anti-miscegenation laws in Italian East Africa and am a graduate of Trinity College Dublin where I graduated with the Gold Medal in European Studies.

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