Marta Gara is Ph.D candidate in Institutions and Politics at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Milan, Italy with a dissertation entitled ‘Change the System from Within’: Participatory Democracy and Institutional Reforms in 1970s United States. She holds a MA in History and Society (University of Roma Tre) and a Postgraduate degree in Public History (University of Modena e Reggio Emilia). She was William P. Heidrich Fellow at the Joseph P. Labadie Collection of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI and Visiting Research Scholar at Department of History of Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Her main research interests are theory and practices of participatory democracy, American Political Development and post-1945 social movements. She is currently co-chair of the Graduates Forum of the Italian Association of American Studies (AISNA).

Review: ‘Americans in the World’, HOTCUS Winter Symposium 2021 (Online)

Co-organized by Uta Balbier (HOTCUS Coordinator and Senior Lecturer in Modern History at King’s College) and Jennifer Chochinov (third year Ph.D candidate in History at King’s College), ‘Americans in the World’ invited scholars to inquire how non-state actors connected the United States to the rest of the world and complicated… Continue reading