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Dr Simone Battiston

Cassamarca Senior Lecturer of Italian Studies and History
PhD, La Trobe University, Australia


Simone is senior lecturer of Italian Studies and History.  His position is partly sponsored by the Cassamarca Foundation. His research examines different aspects of postwar Italian emigration, with a particular attention to the Australian context: external voting behaviour, history and memory of radical migrants, migrant media history and history of workers and entrepreneurs in the building and construction industry, especially terrazzo and mosaic artisans.

He has published widely, including scholarly articles in Modern ItalyAustralian Journal of Politics and HistoryAustralian Journal of Political ScienceJournal of Australian Studies, Studi Storici, Media History, History of Education, Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies, People and Place, and Altreitalie. His monograph, Immigrants Turned Activists: Italians in 1970s Melbourne, was published by Troubador Publishing, UK (Italian Studies Series), 2012. He is an executive member of the Australian Migration History Network (AMHN), and a member of the Australian Historical Association (AHA) and of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History (ASSLH). 

Simone is the recipient of the 2001 Honours Thesis Award (Friuli-Venetia Julia Regional Government) and the 2007 PhD Thesis Award, Giovanni Agnelli Foundation-Altreitalie Research Centre

He is the Course Director of the Bachelor of Arts.

Research interests

History; Politics

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Historical Studies - 210300

Teaching areas

History;Languages: Chinese, Italian and Japanese


  • 2007, International, PhD Thesis Award , Giovanni Agnelli Foundation-Altreitalie Research Centre
  • 2001, International, Honours Thesis Award, Friuli-Venetia Julia Regional Government, Italy


Also published as: Battiston, Simone; Battiston, S.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2014: Visiting Researcher Scheme 2014 - Dr Javier Pablo Grossutti *; Visiting Researcher Scheme
  • 2010: Diaspora philanthropy in Australia: a preliminary critique *; Researcher Development Scheme

* Chief Investigator