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Professor of Italian History and Politics, University of Bath

Professor Anna Bull was appointed Professor of Italian in 1996, having taught at Bath since 1987. She graduated from the University of Naples and wrote her doctorate at the University of Reading, where she subsequently held a lectureship. Her research interests include Italian fascism and neofascism, the Lega Nord, regionalism, federalism and political cultures and identities

She teaches a final-year option ‘Political Terrorism and its Legacy in Italy' and contributes to the Italian Politics and Society courses. She also convenes a postgraduate unit, Multi-Level Governance and Multi-Layered Citizenship in Europe and contributes to other MA units.

Her publications include From Peasant to Entrepreneur. The Survival of the Family Economy in Italy [with P. Corner] (1993), Entrepreneurial Textile Communities [with M. Pitt and J. Szarka] (1993), Social Identities and Political Cultures in Italy (2000), and [with M. Gilbert] The Lega Nord and the Northern Question in Italian Politics (2001), Italian Neofascism. The Strategy of Tension and the Politics of Nonreconciliation (2007) and [edited with G. Baldini] Politica in Italia 2008 (2009).


  • –present
    Professor of Italian History and Politics, University of Bath