Silvana Patriarca

Fordham University

Remaking the Italians: The Politics of National Character from the Risorgimento to the "Second Republic", c. 1815-2000


Silvana Patriarca received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and has taught at Columbia University, the University of Florida, and Fordham University, where she is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of History. She specializes in the social and cultural history of modern Italy and is the author of Numbers and Nationhood. Writing Statistics in Nineteenth-Century Italy (Cambridge UP), a study of the relationships between statistical knowledge, liberal ideology and the making of the nation state. At the Italian Academy she is completing a book on the politics of the discourse of Italian national character.