Lucy Riall


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)).