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Dr Simone Battiston

Senior Lecturer
PhD, La Trobe University, Australia

Biography

Simone teaches history and politics, and convenes the Global Studies major. 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 Italy, Contemporary Italian Politics, Australian 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), in 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

Research interests

History; Politics

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Historical Studies - 430300
  • Political Science - 440800

Teaching areas

History;Politics

Awards

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

Publications

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

  • 2020: The Diasporic Representation of Italians Abroad *; Consiglio Generale degli Italiani all'Estero [General Council of Italians Abroad]
  • 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