Claudia Maria Sbuttoni
Claudia Sbuttoni is a PhD candidate in the Department of Italian. Her research interests include the fascist period, as well as the memory and memorialization of World War II in Europe. Her particular focus is Italian fascism and nationalism along the eastern border and the Italianization of territories annexed after World War I.
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. Her undergraduate thesis focused on the Fascist internment of Slovene and Croat civilians during World War II, in Italy and in Italian-occupied territory.
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 was a Teaching Observation Fellow for the 2017-18 academic year. She was awarded the PepsiCo Travel Fellowship in 2017 and the Harriman-Council for European Studies Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship in 2018. 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 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.