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Claudia Maria Sbuttoni
Claudia Maria Sbuttoni is a PhD candidate in the Department of Italian at Columbia University. Her research interests include the fascist period and its representation in contemporary Italy, Italian colonialism, political terrorism and violence in the post-war period, as well as memory and memorialization in Europe. Her particular focus is on Italian Fascism in the Julian March and Fascist internment camps for Slovenes and Croats during World War II.
Claudia graduated from New York University with a BA in Sociology and Italian in 2015, where she was awarded the Italian Cultural Institute Award and was named the Count Lorenzo Attolico di Adelfia Research Scholar. She was awarded Departmental Honors for her undergraduate honors thesis titled: Out of sight, out of mind - An historical reappraisal of Fascist internment of ex-Yugoslavian civilians during World War II.
In 2017, she received her Master's Degree in Italian from Columbia University. Claudia obtained certification from Columbia University’s Innovative Teaching Summer Institute (ITSI) in June 2017, and will be a Teaching Observation Fellow for the 2017-18 academic year. She is also a contributor to the Mapping Historical Dialogue Project, Columbia University's Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Program's digital map project which visualizes and connects research that addresses issues relating to historical and transitional justice, human rights, and public and social memory. Claudia currently acts as rapporteur for Columbia University's Seminar Series in Modern Italian Studies at the Italian Academy.