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Upcoming Lectures & Events

To be announced.

Recent Talks & Conferences

3 February 2021

University of Edinburgh

School of Literatures, Languages, and Cultures

Mini MAXXI Radical Conversations on Material Culture

"Italy By Design: Overbooked - Exploding Tourism & Travel"

Invited Talk (virtual)

3 December 2020

Temple University

Department of History; Center for the Study of Force & Diplomacy

Book Talk (virtual)

7 November 2019

Libraries without Borders

Hawk 'N' Dove Bar & Restaurant, Washington DC

Book Launch & Charity Fundraiser

4 November 2019

NYU, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò

Department of Italian Studies, New York, NY

Book Talk

1-2 November 2019

IDEA Boston Book Festival, Boston, MA

Book Launch & Panel Discussion

24 October 2019

UC Santa Cruz, Department of Sociology

"The Island in the Middle Sea: Lampedusa, Migration, and the Ripple Effects of Empire"

Invited Lecture

19-22 September 2019

The Nantucket Project, Nantucket, MA

Book Launch

21-24 March 2019

Universität Potsdam, German National Research Council,

Research Group on Theme Park Studies

"Key Concepts in Theme Park Studies: Imperial Simulations"

Keynote Lecture

14 January 2019

Stanford University, Division of Literatures, Cultures, & Languages

"Discourse Disrupted: Mobility and Stereotype in Italian Colonial and Postcolonial Literature"

Invited Lecture






Video courtesy of Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at NYU of my talk on Italy's migrant detention centers and colonial concentration camps. Read more about the links between them in Empire's Mobius Strip.

A view into the male sector through glass shattered during a riot at the Ponte Galeria migrant detention center outside Rome. Read more on daily life in the center in Empire's Mobius Strip.

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