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Ph.D. degree at Department of Geography and Girton College, University of Cambridge. Dissertation title: “Fascist Nature. Environmental Policies and Conflicts in Italy, 1922-1945”. Supervisor: prof. Susan E. Owens. (2007)

Laurea degree in History from the Università di Torino, Italy, with 110/110 cum laude. Dissertation title: “Il rosso e il verde. PCI e questione ambientale 1972-1991” (The red and the green. The Italian Communist Party and the environmental question 1972-1991). Supervisor: prof. Aldo Agosti. (2002)

Academic posts

Research Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (since Sep 15)

DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental History at University of Wisconsin – Madison (Aug 13 - May 15)

Scholar-in-Residence at the Deutsches Museum in Munich. Research topic: “The mean sea level. A history of science, technology and diplomacy” (Jan 13 - Aug 13)

Associated researcher at the Laboratorio di Storia delle Alpi – LabiSAlp of the Università della Svizzera Italiana (since Mar 10)

Carson Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich in Munich. Research topic: “The Alps as a contested environment: Germany, Austria and Italy, 1860-1960.” (Nov 10 – Feb 11)

Post-doc research fellow PAT2007 at the Dipartimento di Scienze Umane e Sociali of the Università degli Studi di Trento, funded by the Provincia Autonoma di Trento. Research topic: “Natura: Tutela o utilizzo? Le risorse in Trentino e dintorni” (Nature: Conservation or use? Resources in and around Trentino). Supervisor: prof. Gustavo Corni (Oct 08 – Sep 10)

Post-graduate research fellow at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa. Research project: the environmental impact of post-war reconstruction and the economic boom in Italy, 1945-1963. Supervisor: professor Marcello De Cecco (Oct 05 – Oct 06)

Other work experiences

Digital Humanities Research Specialist at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich (since Jun 11)

Acting Director of the Environment & Society Portal at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich (Mar 12 – Nov 12)

Management assistant for European Social Funds projects and tutor of the ESF postgraduate course in archival sciences Archiviare il futuro: organizzazione e gestione dei documenti cartacei e digitali delle Pubbliche Amministrazioni, Università degli Studi di Verona (Feb 07 – Mar 08)

Researcher at CSP (Information Technologies research centre) in Turin for the Sostenibilità ambientale e sociale della mobilità nelle aree montane decentrate [Environmentally and socially sustainable mobility in peripheral mountain areas] project, funded by Regione Piemonte (Jun 04 – Feb 05)

Assistant content manager of Documenting Environmental Change – EnvDoc, University of Cambridge, project leader dr. Paul Warde (Dec 03 – Dec 05)

Consultant at CSP, European projects development and management assistant. Collaborator of the sociological research DOCTA (Jan 02 – Sep 02)

Teaching experiences

Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin Madison:

Applicazioni informatiche per la ricerca storica (Digital tools for historical research), Graduate course, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Università di Trento (2010-2013)

Sustainable mobility, Graduate course, Master “Sviluppo sostenibile e promozione del territorio,” COREP and Università di Torino (in English) (2006-2010);

Avviamento alla geografia (Introduction to geography), Undergraduate course, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Università di Trento (2008-2009);

Istituzioni politiche e giuridiche contemporanee (Contemporary political and juridical institutions), Graduate course, SIS-Piemonte (regional post-graduate school for prospective teachers), Turin (2007-2008).

Assistant supervisor at the “Geographical Ideas and Methods” seminar for Part IA students (undergraduate), organised by Dr. Harriet Allen at Girton College (2003)

Further qualifications, work experiences, honours and grants

Member of the editorial board of the blog Ant, Spider, Bee: Exploring the Digital Environmental Humanities (since Dec 11)

Member of the European Society for Environmental History Web Committee and webmaster of (since Jun 2011)

Member of the advisory board of the Rachel Carson Center and European Society for Environmental History joint project Arcadia: Explorations in European Environmental History (since Nov 2010)

Mellon – THATCamp Florence Support Grant (Mar 2011)

Organiser of the Nature and Nation in Europe since 1860 workshop in Trento, Italy (Sep 2010)

Book review editor for modern Italian studies of the H-Italy mailing list (since Feb 10)

ASEH Travel Endowment Grant (Mar 05)

Environmental history correspondent for the journal Passato e Presente (Feb 05 – May 13)

Two travel grants from the William Vaughan Lewis Fund and three from the Philip Lake Fund II (both Department of Geography, University of Cambridge) for fieldwork in Italy (2003 and 2004)

Special mention at the Premio Ecologia Laura Conti for Laurea thesis (Sep 03)

Socrates-Erasmus studentship at the Universitè Libre de Bruxelles (Feb 99 – Jul 99)

Founding member and webmaster of the Nature&Nation network;

Member of the Association Internationale pour l’Histoire des Alpes;

Member of the Società Italiana per lo Studio della Storia Contemporanea;

Member of the European Society for Environmental History.

Languages and skills

German, Italian – mother-tongues;
English – excellent, written and oral;
French – very good oral, fair written.

Advanced user of Microsoft Office and OpenOffice; expert in the use of the Zotero bibliography tool, in setting up websites on WordPress CMS and in developing controlled vocabularies for digital content searches; intermediate user of tools for the construction of conceptual maps and in the creation of databases; beginner in the use of the statistical language R, of the mathematical language Octave, of the qualitative data analysis packages Atlas.ti and RQDA, and of open-source GIS tools as Grass and QGis.