Dr Massimo Asta

Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow
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Dr Massimo Asta

PhD University of Rome Tor Vergata 2011.

Luigi Salvatorelli Foundation’s Research Grant 2012.

Spadolini Nuova Antologia Prize - Ph.D. thesis Award 2013.

Fernand Braudel Postdoctoral Fellowship (IFER) - Maison des Sciences de l’Homme of Paris - Sciences Po 2012-2013.

Research in Paris Postdoctoral Fellowship - University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne 2015-2016.

Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellowship - University of Cambridge 2019-2021 Supervisor: Pedro Ramos Pinto

Sciences Po (campus of Paris and Reims), undergraduate level – January 2016-December 2018.

My current research explores the interweaving between engagement, profession and economic ideas in order to better understand how the identity and the role of economists in society are shaped and evolve. It adopts a transnational-comparative prosopographical, both qualitative and quantitative, approach, taking as its focus the left-wing economists’ commitment in France, United Kingdom and Italy from the 1930s to the 1960s.

I welcome inquiries from students wishing to work on contemporary French and Italian history with particular interest in politics and economy, including on topics of political parties, social movement, economic and social policies. I am also interested in advising students on biographical and prosopographical approaches, and social history of intellectuals and knowledge.

Affiliated Researcher, IDHE.S UMR 8533 University of Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Public Engagement

Newspaper columnist il Fatto Quotidiano

Contact

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Email
ma888@cam.ac.uk

Key Publications

Books:

Girolamo Li Causi, un rivoluzionario del Novecento (1896-1977), Roma, Carocci, 2017, p. 327.

Book reviews in Twentieth Century CommunismRicerche di Storia PoliticaItalia ContemporaneaMondo ContemporaneoHistoire-Politiqueil Mestiere di storicoil Manifestoil Fatto Quotidiano.

Articles, Book Chapters and Dictionary entries:

‘Il quaderno di Girolamo Li Causi sul capitale finanziario italiano’, Studi Storici, (2), 2011, p. 639-679.

‘Da Serrati a Lenin. La formazione politica e culturale di Girolamo Li Causi’, Giornale di storia contemporanea, (2), 2011, p. 268-301.

‘Sicilianismo come populismo e ideologia della transizione’, S. Salmeri, ed., Democrazia, educazione e populismo, Enna, Euno Edizioni, 2012, p. 151-170.

 ‘Quale autonomia? Quale meridionalismo? Il PCI, il sindacato e la costruzione della democrazia in Sicilia’, Annali della fondazione Giuseppe Di Vittorio, (2012), 2013, p. 55-94.

‘Between ‘resistance’ to the war and social conflict. Revolts and ‘peasant republics’ in southern Italy, 1943-1945’, Workers of the world. International journal of strikes and social conflicts, (5), 2014, p. 165-177.

‘Une évolution inachevée. Les partis communistes français et italien face au gouvernement de l’économie, 1944-1947’, Histoire@Politique. Politique, culture, société, 24, 2014.

‘Economisti e partito. L’expertise economica nel partito comunista italiano e francese, 1945-1960’, Studi storici, (1), 2016, p. 167-188.

‘Entre crise du capitalisme et productivisme. Circulations et hybridations dans le communisme italien et français des années 1940’, FMSH-WP, 126, 2017.

‘Le PCF et les conférences économiques internationales, 1958-1975’, J. Vigreux, R. Ducoulombier, eds., Le PCF, un parti global (1919-1989). Approches transnationales et comparées, Dijon, Editions universitaires de Dijon, 2019, p. 213-222.

‘La Resistenza come laboratorio. Li Causi e la politica di unità nazionale in Sicilia’, T. Baris, C. Verri, eds., I siciliani nella Resistenza, Palermo, Sellerio, 2019, p. 242-260.

‘Pratiques carcérales de la censure sous le fascisme’, M-A Matard Bonucci, ed., Lire, écrire, penser et communiquer en prison : La question des droits, XVIIIe-XXIe siècle France-Italie-Espagne, Presses universitaires de Rennes, forthcoming.

in collaboration with Marc Lazar ‘The Italian Socialist Party from the mid-1970s to the early 1990s: Socialists and a Weak State‘ M. Lazar, M. Fulla, eds. European Socialists and the State in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries, Palgrave, forthcoming.

 ‘Jean Pronteau’, C. Pennetier, P. Boulland, eds., Dictionnaire biographique mouvement ouvrier mouvement social, t. 10, 1940-1968 de la seconde guerre mondiale à mai 1968, Paris, Ed. De l’Atelier, 2014.

‘Antonio Pesenti’, P. Barucci, S. Misiani, F. Manzalini, M. Mosca, eds., Scrittori italiani di economia durante il Regno d’Italia, Milano, Franco Angeli, forthcoming.

‘Benvenuto Griziotti’, P. Barucci, S. Misiani, F. Manzalini, M. Mosca, eds., Scrittori italiani di economia durante il Regno d’Italia, Milano, Franco Angeli, forthcoming.

'1966, la conférence internationale de Choisy-le-Roi: la montée en puissance des économistes', Guillaume Roubaud-Quashie, ed., 100 ans de Parti Communiste Français, Cherche Midi, forthcoming.

Book reviews

Michele Di Donato, I comunisti italiani e la sinistra europea. Il PCI e i rapporti con le socialdemocrazie (1964-1984), Roma, Carocci, 2015, Histoire@politique. Politique, culture, société, June 2016.

Stefano Mangullo, Dal fascio allo scudo crociato. Cassa per il Mezzogiorno, politica e lotte sociali nell’Agro Pontino, 1944-1961, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2015, Italia Contemporanea, (3), 2016.

Mathieu Fulla, Les socialistes français et l’économie (1944-1981). Une histoire économique du politique, Parigi, Presses de Sciences Po, 2016, Rivista storica del socialismo, 2, 2017.

Other publications

'Les gauches européennes renouent-elles progressivement avec le protectionnisme?' The Conversation May 24, 2019