Author: Roberta Biasillo

Dr. Roberta Biasillo (she/her) is an Assistant Professor in Contemporary Political History at Utrecht University. She earned a PhD in Modern European History at the University of Bari. She has been a Postdoctoral Researcher at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich, and the European University Institute in Florence. Her research interests lie at the confluence of environmental history and political history. She has focused on the roles of marginal environments embedded in Italian nineteenth-century liberalism and African colonial environments in shaping Italian fascism. Her coauthored volume Mussolini’s Nature: An Environmental History of Fascism is forthcoming from MIT Press. She is working on a research project on the global environmental history of colonial Libya.