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Lucy Riall


Lucy-Riall_bw.jpg Lucy Riall is Professor of Comparative History of Europe (19th to 20th centuries) at the European University Institute in Florence, and was previously Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London. Her research interests are in the social, political and cultural history of modern Italy, including, in particular, nationalism and nation-building, nineteenth- and early twentieth-century European colonialism, biography, religion and politics, masculinity and politics in modern Europe, and history and memory in Southern Italy. As well as many articles and contributions to edited collections, her more recent publications include Italian Sexualities Uncovered, 1789–1914 (a collection jointly edited with Valeria Babini and Chiara Beccalossi, 2015), Under the Volcano: Revolution in a Sicilian Town (2013), Risorgimento: The History of Italy from Napoleon to Nation State (2009), and Garibaldi: Invention of a Hero (2007).