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Research Interests

Ilaria studied at the University Ca' Foscari of Venice and at the State University of New York at Buffalo where she earned her Ph.D. in History.  She joined Aston as Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Modern History in May 2018. Before this, she was Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Geography at Columbus State University, USA (2013-2018) and a Volkswagen-Mellon post-doctoral research fellow in Germany (Free University Berlin) and a Visiting Researcher at the Centre “History of Emotions” at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin (2016–17).


Ilaria’s main fields of interest include the history of internationalism and the history of emotions. She has recently published a monograph: The Emotions of Internationalism: Feeling International Cooperation in the Alps in the Interwar Period. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020).


Her previous publications dealt with the interplay of art and performative politics, nation branding and international cooperation, and the moral economy of internationalism.


She is now working on new project, a transnational history of the emotions of historical research, which focuses on how technology—and the practice of reproducing documents—changed the archival experience in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.


Teaching Activity

At Aston University, Ilaria teaches a range of undergraduate modules including:

  • Global History in Perspective
  • History of Internationalism
  • History of Emotions


Professional/editorial offices

Ilaria is an active committee member in the Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH) and in the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR). She is also a manuscript reviewer for Bloomsbury, Routledge, Contemporary European History, Diplomatic History, The Journal of World History, and Modern American History.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. History, State University of New York at Buffalo

Award Date: 1 Jun 2011

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