Elisabetta Cassina Wolff

Associate Professor - History
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Phone +47 22858251
Mobile phone +47 48188068
Room NT 529
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Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 Niels Treschows hus 0851 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1008 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Academic Interests

  • Modern and Contemporary European History
  • Modern and Contemporary European Political Philosophy
  • Italian Political History
  • Fascism, Nazism and authoritarian/totalitarian regimes; Extremism and Radicalism on the Right
  • National states' role within the European integration process

 

  • Fascism and Neo-fascism as national (Italia) and supranational phenomena
  • Italian History and Contemporary Politics
  • Niccoló Machiavelli
  • Julius Evola and Carlo Costamagna
  • Carlo Rosselli

     

Teaching

Courses:

"Italian History and Politics"

"Contra-revolution, fascism and right-wing extremism: Democracy's enemies (1789-1989)"

"War and Conflict in the 20th Century"

"The European Way to Modernity. Renaissance in an Historical Perspective (1300-1550)"

"From Marshall-plan to Maastricht. The history of the European Union"

"Mussolini's dictatorship and fascism"

"The French Revolution"

"The third way in Norway. Social-democracy between the Wars in an International Perspective"

Seminars:

"Ideology and terror. Totalitarian regimes, ideas and movements from Benito Mussolini to Osama bin Laden"

Seminars in Theory and Method for students in History

 

Higher education and employment history

I have a Laurea in Political Philosophy from the University of Turin, Italy (1993). In Oslo since 1994, I worked six years as political analyst at the think-tank Europa-programmet , while teaching in Norwegian universities. I discussed my Ph.D. thesis ‘Starting from the end. Fascist Ideology in Post-War Italy (1945-1953)’ at the Faculty of Humanities in Oslo in 2008. Between 2008 and 2011, I worked as Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Modern and Contemporary History and in Italian History both at the University of Oslo and at Vestfold University College. I won a permenent position at the University of Oslo, Dep. of History, in 2011. Since 1994 I have been freelance and independent political analyst and commentator on Italian politics for Norwegian media.

 

Cooperation

  • C-REX, Center for Research on Extremism, University of Oslo.
  • NEST, Network for Studies on Totalitarianism and Democracy, University of Oslo.
  • ECPR, European Consortium for Political Research, Standing Group on Extremism and Democracy, UK

  • ECPR, European Consortium for Political Research, Standing Group on Southern European Politics, UK

  • Demokratiprogrammet, Dep. of Political Science, University of Oslo.
  • ASMI, Association for the Study of Modern Italy, London, UK.
  • CONGRIPS, Conference Group on Italian Politics and Society, under ASPA, The American Political Science Association, Washington, USA
  • ISSEI, International Society for the Study of European Ideas.
  • PSA, Political Studies Association, UK
Tags: History, Italian History, Italy, Fascism, Neo-fascism, Right Extremism
Published Aug. 26, 2011 2:28 PM - Last modified Feb. 13, 2020 3:24 PM