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Dr Simone Battiston

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


Simone is senior lecturer in Italian Studies and History.  His position is partly sponsored by the Cassamarca Foundation (Italy). His research interests include migration history, transnational politics and labour and artisan history.

He has published in scholarly journals such as Modern ItalyAustralian Journal of Politics and HistoryAustralian Journal of Political ScienceJournal of Australian Studies, Studi Storici, Media History, 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 a member of the Australian History 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 and the Languages Discipline Convenor in the School of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.

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

Further information

  • Academia


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