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Feeding Fascism: The Politics of Women’s Food Work. University of Toronto Press, Spring 2022.  (Winner of the 2023 Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize for Best Book in Italian History, American Historical Association, Harvard De Bosis Colloquium 2023 selection, Portland Book Festival 2022 selection, Civil Eats 2022 Summer Reading List selection, Winner of the 2021 Jeanne and Aldo Scaglione Publication Award, Honorable Mention for Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies, Modern Language Association.) 


Fruit of Fascist Empire: Bananas and Italian Somaliland.” The Italianist, special issue “Cross-Cultural Approaches to Italian Eco-Criticism” (2023): 1-30.

Building Pasta’s Empire: Barilla in Italian East Africa.” Modern Italy, 28.2 (2023): 97-126. (Winner of the 2023 Article Prize for Modern Italian History, Honorable Mention, Society for Italian Historical Studies.) 

The Pioneer’s Feast: Colonial Menus in Italian East Africa.” Global Food History, 9.2 (2023): 1-30.

"Dollies for the Duce: The Politics of Playtime in Fascist Italy."  Journal of Modern Italian Studies27.1 (2022): 1-32.

"Paper Soldiers on the March: Colonial Toys for Imperial Play." Design Issues, 38.3 (2022): 55-70. 

Reproductive Healthcare from Fascism to Forza Nuova.” Signs, 47.1 (2021): 1-37.  

Militarizing Monopoly: Game Designs for Wartime.” Design Issues, 37.3 (2021): 33-43. 

The Italian Coffee Triangle: From Brazilian Colonos to Ethiopian Colonialisti.” Modern Italy (2021): 1-22.  (Commended for the 2022 Sophie Coe Prize, Oxford Cookery Symposium.)

Fascist Foodways: Ricettari as Propaganda for Grain Production and Sexual Reproduction.” Food and Foodways. 29.2 (2021).

Riding the Stockcar to Sleep in the Stable: Migrant Agricultural Labor and Songs of Rebellion.” gender/sexuality/Italy7 (2021).

Black Markets: The Production of Fascist Racism in East African Marketplace Newsreels.” Journal of Modern European History (Fall 2020): 1-22.

Constructing Race through Commercial Space: Merkato Ketema under Fascist Urban Planning.” Journal of Modern Italian Studies. 25.2 (Fall 2020): 118-148. 

Singing Truth to Power: Melodic Resistance and Bodily Revolt in Italy’s Rice Fields.” Annali d’Italianistica, special edition “Speaking Truth to Power from Medieval to Modern Italy.” Eds. Jo Ann Cavallo and Carlo Lottieri. 34 (2016): 371-398. (Winner of the 2017 Russo and Linkon Award for Best Published Article for Academic Audiences, Working-Class Studies Association.)

“Taylorist Breastfeeding in Rationalist Clinics: Constructing Industrial Motherhood in Fascist Italy.” Critical Inquiry. 41 (2015): 655-674.

Book Chapters

“Cut-Throat: The Battle of Adwa according to Razor Blades.” Forthcoming in The History of Everyday Life Reader: Working with Sources. Eds. Kate Ferris and Huw Halstead. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2024.=

“Imperial Board Games for Future Colonists.” Playing Place: A Cultural History of Board Games.  Ed. Medina Lasansky and Chad Randl. Boston: MIT University Press, 2023.

Colonie and the Cult of Youth in Fascist Architecture.” Interpreting Urban Spaces in Italian Culture. Eds. Andrea Scapolo and Angela Porcarelli.  Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2023.

Interracial Wetnursing in Italian East Africa.” The Routledge Companion to Sexuality and Colonialism.  Eds. Chelsea Schields and Dagmar Herzog.  New York:  Routedge, 2021.

Producing Consumers: Gendering Italy through Food Advertisements.” In Representing Italy through Food.  Eds. Peter Naccarato, Ken Albala, and Zachary Nowak.  New York: Bloomsbury, 2016: 143-161. 

Communicative Blogging for Student Engagement and Blended Literacy.”  In Doing Research to Improve Teaching and Learning: A Guide for College and University Faculty. Ed. Kimberly Williams.  New York: Routledge, 2015: 103-106.

Autarchic by Design: Aesthetics and Politics of Kitchenware.”  In Food and Material Culture: Proceedings of the 2013 Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery. London: Prospect Books, 2013: 11-19. 


Antonio Negri, “To the Origins of Biopolitics. A Seminar” (“Alle origini del biopolitico”). In Biopower: Foucault and Beyond.  Eds. Vernon W. Cisney and Nicolae Morar. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016: 48-64.

Roberto Esposito, “The Person and Human Life”  (“Persona e vita umana”). In Theory after “Theory.”   Eds. Derek Attridge and Jane Elliott. Co-trans. Thomas Kelso. New York: Routledge, 2011: 205-219.                                

Travel Guide                 

Let’s Go: Spain and Portugal 2006. Ed. Diana Garvin. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2005.

Popular Press

Baby Formula Shortages Can Easily Get Swept up in Political Currents.” The Washington Post. Made by History. May 27, 2022.