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Molly Tambor

Assistant Professor of History

A.B., M.A., Smith CollegePh.D., Columbia University

Description

Professor Tambor specializes in 20th century European history and the history of women and gender. She is currently the chair of the Columbia University Seminar in Modern Italian Studies and has also been Visiting Professor in Global Governance at the Unviersity of Rome Tor Vergata. She is the author of The Lost Wave: Women and Democracy in Italy (Oxford, 2014) and translator of Gian Giacomo Migone, The United States and Fascism in Italy. The Rise of American Finance in Europe (Gli Stati Uniti e il fascismo. Alle origini dell’egemonia americana in Italia) (Cambridge, 2015). Her current research project is on women in policing; her article entitled “The Origins of the Polizia femminile.” Was published in a special issue of the Journal of Modern Italian Studies in early 2022.


Specialties

Modern and Contemporary European History, Women's Studies, Gender Studies

Publications

• The Lost Wave: Women and Democracy in Postwar Italy (Oxford University Press 2014).
• “The origins of the Polizia femminile,” Policing Republican Italy special issue of Journal of Modern Italian Studies, ed. Nicola Labanca, vol. 27 n. 2 (2022) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1354571X.2021.2009221
• “Le donne e la politica,” in Silvio Pons, ed., Il comunismo italiano nella storia del novecento (Viella 2021).
• “Mothers, Workers, Citizens: Teresa Noce and the Parliamentary Politics of Motherhood,” in Perry Willson and Penelope Morris, eds., La mamma: Investigating a National Stereotype (Palgrave Macmillan 2018).
• “La revisione di sé: Women’s Autobiography of the Italian Resistance,” in Pietro Pirani and Laura Mosco, eds., The Concept of Resistance in Italy: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (Rowman and Littlefield 2017).
• Gian Giacomo Migone, The United States and Fascist Italy. The Rise of American
Finance in Europe (Gli Stati Uniti e il fascismo. Alle origini dell’egemonia americana in Italia), Translation and preface. (Cambridge Univ. Press 2015).
• “Red Saints: Gendering Italy’s Cold War,” Cold War History, Volume 10 Issue 3 (August 2010) 429-456.
• “An Essential Way of Life: Women’s Citizenship and the Renewal of Political Life in Italy” in Maria Mesner and Matthew Paul Berg, eds., After Fascism: European Case Studies in Politics, Society, and Identity since 1945 (Lit Verlag 2010
• “Prostitutes and Politicians: The Women’s Rights Movement in the Legge Merlin Debates” in Penny Morris, ed., Women in Italy,1945-1960: An Interdisciplinary Study (Palgrave Macmillan 2006).

Honors/Awards

• Trinity College Barbieri Research Grant in Modern Italian History, 2019.
• Faculty Research grant, LIU Post Research Committee, 2015-2018.
• Nominations, Newton Award in Teaching Excellence, LIU Post, 2014, 2022.
• National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Award, Italy in the Age of the Risorgimento: New Perspectives, 2013
• Rome Prize in Modern Italian Studies, American Academy in Rome, 2002-03