Researcher, School of European Languages, Culture and Society - University College London

Selena Daly

May 2024

Dr. Selena Daly is a researcher at the School of European Languages, Culture and Society at University College London since 2022. She is a historian of Modern Italy and migration. Before working at UCL, she was a Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at Royal Holloway, University of London, and a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among her most important publications are "Italian Futurism and the First World War" (University of Toronto Press, 2016) and "Emigrant Soldiers: Mobilising Italians Abroad in the First World War and Beyond" (Cambridge University Press, 2025). She is currently writing a global history of Italian emigration from Marco Polo to the present, titled "The World is our Homeland: How Italian Emigration Shaped the World", under contract with Penguin Viking (USA), Hodder & Stoughton (UK), and Mondadori (Italy).
PhD student, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and member Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities

Victor Isaac Taranto

November 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025

Victor Isaac Taranto is a PhD student in the department of general history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is a member of the President’s Scholarship Program in the Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. His research, under the supervision of Prof. Francesco Cassata (U. Genoa) and Prof. Manuela Consonni (Hebrew U.), is a microhistorical reconstruction of the work and thought of the Scuola di Mistica Fascista, a political, cultural, and pedagogical institute operating in the Italian Fascist Regime, 1930-1943. Victor examines the political authority endowed to the school, and its mandate to codify unresolved aspects of fascist doctrine, with a special focus on its vision of Catholicism and antisemitism.

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