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Dr Tommaso Piffer

Dr Tommaso Piffer

Bodossakis Junior Research Fellow, Churchill College

Center Associate, Harvard Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies


Dr Tommaso Piffer is the Bodossakis Junior Research Fellow at Churchill College. Before arriving at Churchill College he was a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Cambridge and Harvard University, and a post-doctoral fellow at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

His current project investigates relations between the Big Three Allies and the European Resistance during the Second World War, with a particular focus on Mediterranean Europe.

Subject groups/Research projects

Modern European History:

Departments and Institutes

Churchill College:

Key Publications

Books and edited books

(ed. with V. Zubok) Totalitarian Societies and Democratic Transition. Essays in memory of Victor Zaslavsky (Budapest; New York, Central European University Press, 2017).

(ed.) Porzus. Violenza e resistenza sul confine orientale [Porzus. Violence and Resistance on the Eastern Border] (Bologna: Il Mulino, 2012).

Gli Alleati e la Resistenza italiana [The Allies and the Italian Resistance] (Bologna: Il Mulino, 2010).

Il banchiere della Resistenza [The Banker of the Resistance] (Milano: Mondadori, 2005).


“Stalin, the Western Allies and Soviet Policy towards the Yugoslav Partisan Movement. 1941-4” Journal of Contemporary History. Pre-published online 17 November 2017, forthcoming in print.

“Office of Strategic Services vs. Special Operations Executive: Competition for the Italian Resistance, 1943-1945” Journal of Cold War Studies 17 (2015), 41-58.