Gianluca Fantoni is a Lecturer in Italian Language and History at Nottingham Trent University. He has previously worked at the University of Strathclyde where he completed a PhD thesis concerning the cinematic propaganda of the Italian Communist Party. His research interests revolve principally around the history of the Italian Left, Italian cinema, cinematic propaganda, and the public and political use of history. On this latter topic Fantoni has published in the Journal of Contemporary History ('After the Fall: Politics, the Public Use of History and the Historiography of the Italian Communist Party, 1991 – 2011', Issue 4, Volume 49, October 2014, 815 - 836), as well as in Twentieth Century Communism ('We all miss you: Enrico Berlinguer in post-Berlin Wall Italy', Issue 11 Memory and Nostalgia, Autumn 2016, pp. 130-146, co-authored with Philip Cooke). Other publications include: 'La Mineraria lavori o lasci lavorare: myth and memory of a struggle in Tuscany’, Modern Italy , Issue 2, Volume 16, May 2011, 195 – 208, and 'A Very Long Engagement: The Use of Cinematic Texts in Historical Research', in Film, History and Memory, Editors: McGarry, F., Carlsten, J., Treadgold, Warren, Palgrave Macmillan 2015.