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Niccolò Serri

Niccolò Serri

PhD Candidate

Magdalene College
Cambridge CB3 0AG


I am a PhD student in Economic and Social History at the University of Cambridge. I hold an MA from Columbia University and an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science, in the context of a jointly-administered Dual Degree Master in Internatonal and World History. I received my BA in Contemporary History from the University of Siena, Italy.

From July 2013 to March 2014 I worked as a Consultant for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the office of Deputy Minister Marta Dassu'

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in the labour and social history of twentieth century Europe, with a focus on Italy and the Mediterranean area. My dissertation concentrates on what impact the peculiar model of Italian Welfare State has had on the evolution of the country's labour market and industrial relations system. More specifically, I plan to study how the unemployment benefit schemes shaped and were shaped by the pattern of workers conflict and factory organization in the period 1968-1987.

Other Professional Activities

Research Assistant at the Historical Household Budget project

Key Publications

Fascist Imperialism and the Italian Arms Trade to Nationalist China, 1929-1937 in "Nuova Rivista Storica", (forthcoming - accepted for publication)

Signs of Socialism in Recent Movements (Sao Paolo, "the Homeless"), in "ParoleChiave: Nuova Serie di Problemi del Socialismo", 52, December 2014, pp.101-114. (Italian) [with David Gallerano]

ASEAN: la Sfida dell'Integrazione, in "Aspenia", 63, January 2014, pp.128-135 (Italian)