Umberto Tulli

Assistant 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