Selena Daly

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Dr Selena Daly is a social and cultural historian of modern Italy, with a particular focus on Italy during the First World War period. Her monograph, Italian Futurism and the First World War, appeared with University of Toronto Press in 2016 and was one of five non-fiction books short-listed for The Bridge Book Prize in 2017. Her current research project is in migration history with a focus on transatlantic Italian emigrants during the Great War and the early years of Fascism.

She is currently an Assistant Professor of Italian Studies at University College Dublin. Prior to this, she was an Irish Research Council ELEVATE Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara (2014-16), where she was also a Fulbright Scholar. She was an Irish Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow at the School of History in UCD from 2012-14. She has received research funding from the Fulbright Commission, Marie-Curie Actions, the Royal Irish Academy and the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.

She is an Associate Editor for the journal First World War Studies and a member of the Executive Committees of the Association for the Study of Modern Italy and the Society for Italian Studies.



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