Dr Massimo Asta
I am an historian of modern and contemporary European history, with a particular focus on twentieth century France, United Kingdom and Italy. My research interests include history of economic thought, intellectuals, labour history and left politics.
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
Isaac Newton Trust, Research Grant - University of Cambridge 2021-2022
FCT Research Associate - Instituto de História Contemporânea NOVA FCSH Lisbon 2022-2028
Sciences Po, Paris
January 2017-December 2018 - Undergraduate level.
University of Cambridge
History & Politics Part IB
Long essay 'How and to what extent did the ‘Keynesian Revolution’ shape the economies of Western Europe after Second World War?'
History Part I :
Supervisor Paper 18 'European History Since 1890'
Co-Convenor Labour History Cluster
MPhil Economic and Social History
Convenor of 'History of Economic Thought' (option Paper)
Arvand Mirsafian, A struggle for production: workers and politics of rationalization in Sweden in the 1930s
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 economists’ political commitment in France, United Kingdom and Italy from the 1870s to the 1930s.
I welcome inquiries from students wishing to work on modern and 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.
Early Career Researcher Commitee Faculty of history, University of Cambridge
Liaison for the Economic and Social History graduate workshop, University of Cambridge
Convenor Labour History Cluster, University of Cambridge
Newspaper columnist il Fatto Quotidiano
Tags & Themes
School of Humanities & Social Sciences
17 Mill Lane
Cambridge CB2 1RX