Andrea Mammone is a historian of modern and contemporary Europe. His main research interests include post-war and recent European far right parties, nationalism, fascism, Italian history, and contemporary European history, politics and society. He has published extensively on such themes, regularly contributes to the media, and has written more than sixty articles for the press. The latest ones were published in January 2018 by Al Jazeera and The Washington Post.
His monograph, Transnational Neofascism in France and Italy (Cambridge University Press), highlights the patterns of extreme-right transfer of cultures, personnel and strategies from 1945 to the present day. Reviewers positively judge how it ‘inaugurates the historiographical field of transnational historical studies on the post-war extreme right’, and covers a ‘fascinating topic which the author explores in a way that transcends the traditional national and regional constraints of European history’. Furthermore, he co-edited two journal issues (Journal of Contemporary European Studies) and two volumes (Routledge) mapping the extreme right in contemporary Europe.
Andrea also writes on modern Italy in a more general context, including a special issue of the Journal of Modern Italian Studies and the best-selling Italy Today. The Sick Man of Europe (Routledge). This latter is seen as a significant contribution to the understanding of the contemporary turmoil experienced by the Italian nation, and was reviewed by The New Yorker and Foreign Affairs. Trade publisher Dalai Editore brought out an extended Italian version (Un Paese normale? Saggi sull’Italia contemporanea). Furthermore, he edited the Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Italy: History, Politics and Society (forthcoming in 2014). Andrea has also worked on Italy’s public memory.
He is planning new studies on the wider international and supranational dimensions of the interwar and post-war far right, and Europe and the EU in the recent years. He is presently working on two related monographs: one of on the far right and the return of nationalism in contemporary Europe (in English); the other on English nationalism and the EU membership. He is also aiming at a new large volume covering modern Italian history.
He would be happy to hear from students and potential Ph.D. and post-doctoral researchers interested in European transnational movements and cultures, Italian history, fascism and neo-fascism.
Profile and background
Andrea was born and grew up in Calabria, in southern Italy, in full view of the Tyrrhenian Sea. He later went to Tuscany and studied political sciences with international and historical studies at the Università di Siena. In 2008, he was awarded a Ph.D. from the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Leeds where he worked on the transnational history of the extreme right. He joined the Department of History at Royal Holloway in 2012, after previously having held some positions in the UK, Italy and the U.S.
Andrea delivered papers and lecturers in academic institutions such as the University of St Andrews, British School of Rome, University of Warwick, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III, Institute of Historical Research, American University of Rome, and the University of Bath, University of Teesside, Indiana University, UCLA, USC, Scripps College, University of Lisbon, University of Stirling, Università della Calabria, CUNY Graduate Center, University of Southern California, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Moscow State University, and New School for Social Research.
Similarly, he has been invited to speak in a wide range of contexts outside university including events such as those organised by the Italian Cultural Institute in Edinburgh, the Italian Bookshop in London, the ANPI (Casalecchio di Reno), Consulta Provinciale Antifascista (Ravenna), the ANPPIA (Bologna), Federal Agency for Civic Education (Germany), Peace Research Institute Oslo, Cyprus Centre, (with Friedrich Ebert Foundation), Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (Greece), and the Ubik Librerie (Cosenza and Catanzaro) amongst others. Andrea also organises a successful and popular seminar series on "History and Democracy" at the Italian Cultural Institute in London.