Dr. Dario Fazzi joined the Institute in 2012. He lives in Breda and lectures at several Dutch universities.
Dario Fazzi’s research focuses on the interplay between US social and foreign policy history. In particular, he is interested in public intellectuals’ and social movements’ impact on US cold-war relations. His main field of research lies in peace history and transatlantic history. He has published a monograph on Eleanor Roosevelt’s involvement in the anti-nuclear protests of the early cold war and co-edited a special issue on her role as a transatlantic public diplomat. He has also published articles, contributed chapters, and written reviews on nuclear culture and policymaking, peace movements, youth protests, and transatlantic crossings.
Sicilian by birth and Dutch by adoption, Dr. Fazzi has received his BA in Political Science from the University of Bologna in 2004 and his MA in International Relations from the Third University of Rome in 2006. He went back to Bologna where he obtained his PhD in History in 2010. Since then, he has taught courses on US history, US politics and government, US radicalism, US foreign policy history, transatlantic relations, cold war history, and transnational peace activism, in Italy, Belgium, and the Netherlands. He has also been project and teaching assistant for the Rooseveltian Century MOOC.
Eleanor Roosevelt and the Anti-Nuclear Movement: The Voice of Conscience (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
"A Trustworthy Public Diplomat? Recent European Scholarship on Eleanor Roosevelt," co-edited with Anya Luscombe, European Journal of American Studies, Special Issue, Vol. 1, Spring 2017.
“Transnational Protests and Concerns: The Nuclear Freeze Campaign in Europe and the U.S., 1979-1983,” in William Knoblauch, Michael Loadenthal, Christian P. Peterson (eds.), A History of World Peace since 1750 (London: Routledge, 2017, forthcoming);
“’A different and better future:’ Eleanor Roosevelt and the Global Atlantic,” in Maarten Zwiers and Jelte Olthof (eds.), Profiles in Power: Reassessing Presidential Persona and Agency (Amsterdam: Brill, forthcoming, 2017);
“Embodying the American Century: A Transnational Approach to the Long-Lasting U.S. Military Presence in Europe and the Case of Schinnen,” in Frank Mehring and Jorrit van den Berk (eds.), “Forging the American Century,” International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity, forthcoming, Fall 2017.
“The Nuclear Freeze Generation: The Early 1980s Anti-Nuclear Youth Revolt between ‘Carter’s Vietnam’ and ‘Euroshima’,” in Knud Andresen and Bart van der Steen (eds.), A European Youth Revolt in 1980-1981 (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2016).
“A Voice of Conscience. How Eleanor Roosevelt Popularized the Nuclear Debate in the Fifties,” in Journal of American Studies, Volume 50, Issue 3, August 2016, pp. 699-730.
“The Blame and the Shame: Kennedy’s Choice to Resume Nuclear Tests,” in Peace and Change, Volume 39, Issue 1, January 2014, pp. 1-22.
“La Storia della pace. Tradizioni e orientamenti nella storiografia anglosassone” [“Peace History. Traditions and Tendencies within the Anglo-American Historiography”], in Ricerche di Storia Politica, Volume 15, Issue 1, April 2012, pp. 49-62.