Research Expertise and Interest
anthropology, Italy, fascism, urban design, architecture, Italian colonialism
Mia Fuller, Ph.D. Berkeley, is the Gladyce Arata Terrill Distinguished Professor Chair Fund and a Associate Professor of Italian Studies. She is a cultural anthropologist who has combined fieldwork and archival research in her studies of architecture and city planning in the Italian colonies between 1869 and 1943. Her book on the subject, Moderns Abroad: Italian Colonial Architecture and Urbanism, was published by Routledge in 2006. She is also the co-editor (with Ruth Ben-Ghiat) of Italian Colonialism: A Reader (Palgrave, 2005). Currently, she is preparing an ethnographic, architectural, and oral-historical study of the 'New Towns' built in 1930s Italy.