Race and Citizenship in Italy

October 25, 2021

A conversation with Silvana Patriarca (Fordham University), Pamela Ballinger (University of Michigan) and Giulia Bonazza (Ca’ Foscari University & Columbia). Moderator & organizer: Konstantina Zanou (Columbia University).

This event celebrates the recent publication of three books, which are here presented and discussed in dialogue with each other: Giulia Bonazza’s Abolitionism and the Persistence of Slavery in Italian States, 1750–1850 (2019), Pamela Ballinger’s The World Refugees Made: Decolonization and the Foundation of Postwar Italy (2020) and Silvana Patriarca’s Il colore della Repubblica: «Figli della guerra» e razzismo nell'Italia postfascista (2021, forthcoming in English).

This was a virtual event held by Columbia University on October 22, 2021. The event is part of the Italian and Mediterranean Colloquium series, sponsored by the European Institute & the Department of Italian