Umberto Tulli

Associate professor

Department of Humanities

Via Tommaso Gar, 14 - 38122 Trento
tel. 0461 283132
umberto.tulli[at]unitn [dot] it


2007 – 2011: PhD with distinction and Laude in Contemporary History and International Relations Istituto Italiano di Sicneze Umane (SUM), Napoli, Italy (now: Scuola Normale Superiore)

2004 – 2007:  Master with distinction and Laude in International and Diplomatic Studies School of Political Sciences “Roberto Ruffilli”, Università di Bologna, Forlì Campus/ Italy

Academic career and teaching activities

2020: Assistant Professor, Contemporary History, Department of Humanities and School of International Studies


2019: Postdoctoral Fellow, Contemporary History, Department of Humanities, University of Trento

2019: Gastwissenschaftler (Visting Researcher), Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt

2019: Adjunct professor, “Storia Contemporanea III” (Italy and European Integration), “Contemporary History”, University of Trento

2019: teaching fellow, Jean Monnet project "Democracy in the Construction of Europe"

2018: Teaching fellow, "US History", University of Macerata

2017-2019: Teaching fellow,  "The United States in the World, 1898-2016"

2016 Postdoctoral fellow, Contemporary History, Department of Humanities, University of Trento

2014: Visiting Fellow, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence, University of Pittsburgh

2014: Honorary teaching fellow (cultore della materia), Contemporary History, Department of Humanities, University of Trento

2014: Honorary teaching fellow (cultore della material), Contemporary History, Department of Political Science, University of Macerata

2014: Postdoctoral Fellow (titolare di assegno di ricerca biennale), Contemporary History, University of Trento.

02/2013 - 05/2013: Visiting Researcher, Center for European Studies, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University.

07/2012 - 06/2013: Postdoctoral fellow (titolare di assegno di ricerca annuale), History of North America, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna.

2011 - 2013: Teaching Assistant, History of International Relations (including a 20-hour teaching module for a total commitment of 110 hours), School of Political Sciences, University of Bologna, Forlì campus.

01/2011 - 12/2011: Postgraduate Fellow, Olympic Studies Center, International Olympic Committee (Lausanne) 

06/2008 - 07/2008: Visiting PhD Student, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University.


Research interests

human rights history; Cold War history; US diplomatic history; European integration history; history of transatlantic relations

Research work
  • Dam construction and dam removal movements 
  • the European Parliament during the Seventies and Eighties
  • Human rights during the Cold War
Memberships in societies and scientific committees

Sissco - società italiana per la storia contemporanea

Sisam - Società italiana storia ambientale

SiSi - società italiana storia internazionale

TSA - Transatlantic Studies Association

Other work

Peer Reviewer for:

1. The Journal of Contemporary European Research

2. USAbroad – Journal of American History and Politics

3. Ricerche di Storia Politica

4. Storia dello Sport. Rivista di Studi Contemporanei

5. RSA Journal (Rivista di Storia Americana)

6. Contemporanea. Rivista di storia dell’Ottocento e Novecento

7. Ventunesimo secolo. Rivista di studi sulle transizioni

8. History of Political Thought

9. Rivista Storica Italiana

10. Storia e problemi contemporanei

11. Bloomsbury (manoscritto libro)