Dr Alessandro Pes

Email address: alessandropes@unica.it

Institutional Affiliation:  Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Cagliari, Italy

Bio:  Alessandro Pes is Lecturer in Contemporary History at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Cagliari. He deals with the history of colonialism and decolonization, the history of Fascism and Monarchy in Italy. In the context of these issues, he is particularly involved in the reconstruction and historical analysis of colonial associations in the period following the end of the Italian colonial occupation. On these issues he has published, among others, The construction of the fascist empire (Aracne 2010) and Bonifying the Italians (AM&D 2013). He has also published with Valeria Deplano and Giuliana Laschi, Europe Between Migrations, Decolonization and Integration, 1945-1992 (Routledge 2020) and Europa in Movimento (Mulino 2017). Together with Valeria Deplano, he is the author of What remains of the empire (Mimesis 2014). He is also a member of InterGRAce, a multidisciplinary research group founded at the University of Padua involved in research on race and racism in modern Italy.

Current research projects on modern monarchy:

My current research on modern monarchy focuses on the afterlife of monarchy in Italy after 1946. The research focuses on the role of the former Italian royal family in the media after the establishment of the Italian Republic.

Forthcoming, current or recent research publications on modern monarchy:

An empire for a kingdom: monarchy and Fascism in the Italian colonies in Aldrich, R., and McCreery, C., (eds.), Crowns and colonies: European monarchies and overseas empires, (Manchester University Press 2016).





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