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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

Italian politics, Italian-Australian community (history of), Multiculturalism, Expatriate voting

Fields of Research

  • Historical Studies - 210300

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