Dr Andrea Mammone

Personal profile

 

Research interests

 

Andrea Mammone is a historian of modern Europe. His main research interests include post-war and recent European far right parties, interwar fascism, and wider work on Italian history, politics and society. He has published extensively on such themes, and regularly contributes to the media and press.

He has completed a monograph to be published with Cambridge University Press, entitled Transnational Neofascism in France and Italy which highlights the patterns of extreme-right transfer of cultures, personnel and strategies from 1945 to the present day. Initial reviews positively judge how it ‘inaugurates the historiographical field of transnational historical studies on the post-war extreme right’, and covers a ‘fascinating topic which the author explores in a way that transcends the traditional national and regional constraints of European history’. Furthermore, he recently co-edited two journal issues (Journal of Contemporary European Studies) and two volumes (Routledge) mapping the extreme right in contemporary Europe.

Andrea also writes on modern Italy in a more general context, including a special issue of the Journal of Modern Italian Studies and the recent best-selling volume Italy Today. The Sick Man of Europe (Routledge). This latter is seen as a significant contribution to the understanding of the contemporary turmoil experienced by the Italian nation, and was reviewed by The New Yorker and Foreign Affairs. Trade publisher Dalai Editore brought out an extended Italian version (Un Paese normale? Saggi sull’Italia contemporanea), co-edited with Nicola Tranfaglia. Furthermore, Mammone, Veltri and Giap Parini are currently editing the Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Italy: History, Politics and Society (forthcoming in 2014). Andrea has also worked on Italy’s public memory, and is writing a short non-fiction book in Italian on Calabria. This represents a sort of personal journey and (intellectual, historical and political) observation of this Italian region and its people.

He is planning new studies on the wider international and supranational dimensions of the interwar and post-war far right, and Europe and the EU in the recent years. He would be happy to hear from students and potential Ph.D. and post-doctoral researchers interested in Italian history, European transnational movements and cultures, and fascism and neo-fascism.

 

 

Profile and background

 

Andrea was born and grew up in Calabria, in southern Italy, in full view of the Tyrrhenian Sea. He later went to Tuscany and studied political sciences with international and historical studies at the Università di Siena. In 2008, he was awarded a Ph.D. from the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Leeds where he worked on the transnational history of the extreme right. He joined the Department of History at Royal Holloway in 2012, after previously having held some positions in the UK, Italy and the U.S.

Andrea delivered papers and lecturers in academic institutions such as the University of St Andrews, British School of Rome, University of Warwick, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III, Institute of Historical Research, American University of Rome, and the University of Bath. Similarly, he has been invited to speak in a wide range of contexts outside university including  events such as those organised by the Italian Cultural Institute in Edinburgh, the Italian Bookshop in London, the ANPI (Casalecchio di Reno), the ANPPIA (Bologna), and the Ubik Librerie (Cosenza and Catanzaro) amongst others.

 

 

Media

 

Andrea is also a commentator on the far right, contemporary Italian politics, and other themes in European history, politics, and society. He has, for example, notably written for The Independent, Foreign Affairs, International Herald Tribune, New StatesmanInternational New York TimesThe New York Times and The Guardian. He was also interviewed by Al Jazeera, the BBC, Voice of America, The Observer, Il Piccolo, Daily Express, Radio 24, Il Fatto Quotidiano, To Vima, Weekendavisen, New Zealand Herald, and by LBC Radio London, among others, and very recently by Sky News, The Voice of Russia, Agenzia Giornalistica Radiotelevisiva, O Globo, European VoiceThe Guardian, The Economist, Bloomberg, and Rai Radio 3 Mondo.

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