The University of Iowa

Fascism's African Empire: A Soldier-Warrior’s Story

May 1st, 2014
Victoria de Grazia

Victoria de Grazia

The European Studies Group will present “Fascism's African Empire: A Soldier-Warrior’s Story,” a lecture by Victoria de Grazia (Columbia University), on Monday, May 5, at 11:30 a.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre. This event is free and open to the public.

Victoria de Grazia is Moore Collegiate Professor of History at Columbia University. Her research interests lie in contemporary history, with longstanding commitments to studying Western Europe and Italy from a gendered perspective and to developing a global perspective on commercial revolutions. Her publications include: Irresistible Empire: America's Advance Through Twentieth Century Europe (2005); The Sex of Things: Gender and Consumption in Historical Perspective (ed., 1996); How Fascism Ruled Women: Italy, 1922-1945 (1992); The Culture of Consent: Mass Organization of Leisure in Fascist Italy (1981). She is currently writing a book about intimacy and power in Fascist Italy.

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