Dr. Angela Santese completed her PhD at the University of Bologna, where she is currently a Teaching Assistant in Contemporary History. Her research focuses on the anti-nuclear movement of the 1970 and 1980s. She has been a Junior Visiting Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.

American Studies in Europe: Interview with Angela Santese, University of Bologna

“The field of American history in Italy is experiencing a process of renovation in terms of both themes and methodological approaches, with scholars engaging in the same historiographical debates that are involving historians working abroad. There is a growing interest in the analysis of US history from a transnational perspective, focusing not just on the interaction between state actors. The study of the American state and American society, and its political system and culture, increasingly involves analysing the exchange between people, ideas, social and political sciences, and movements, in an attempt to combine a national and transnational analytical approach. ” Continue reading