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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


Biography:

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).

Articles

“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.