Prof. Dr. Lucy Riall is Professor of Comparative History of Europe (19th and 20th centuries) at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.
Her field of research is modern European history, with a special interest for Risorgimento Italy, nationalism and nation-building, and 19th- and early 20th-century European colonialism.
Her latest publications include Italian Sexualities Uncovered. The Long Nineteenth Century (London, Palgrave, 2015; with V. Babini and C. Beccalossi) and Under the Volcano: Revolution in a Sicilian Town (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013; Italian translation: La Rivolta. Bronte 1860 (Rome & Bari, Laterza, 2012)).