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Monica Galfré is an Associate Professor of Contemporary history and of Italian Contemporary history at the Department of History (SAGAS); she is Director of a three-year BA program (History) and member of the Comittee of Autoevalution, CIA, of Sagas. She is member of the scientific committee of the PHD in Humanistic Studies, curriculum Contemporary history (Uniurb). She is a member of the board of journal of Contemporary history "Passato e presente". Over the last 25 years she has taken part in several granted research projects (the main projects: Prin 1997, Geografia e storia degli insediamenti editoriali in Italia dal ’700 o oggi, Prin 2005, Libri per tutti. La produzione editoriale di larga diffusione tra età moderna e contemporanea PRIN 2007 "Professions and power in modern and contemporanry history”; PRIN 2018, School Memories between Social Perception and Collective Representation (Italy, 1861-2001),).
Her main fields of interest are History of Contemporary Italy, History of school and education, Violence and terrorism, History of fascism. For a long time she devoted herself to the history of the school institutions,history of the intellectuals and of the scholastic publishing, with peculiar attention to the fascist period (Una riforma alla prova. La scuola media di Gentile e il fascismo, Angeli, Milano 2000; Il regime degli editori. Libri, scuola e fascismo, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2005). Lately she focused her commitment on the study of the leftist subversion and armed struggle in Italy in the seventies (La guerra è finita. L’Italia e l’uscita dal terrorismo 1980-1987, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2014). In the last 3 years she he completed two monographs, one on school in contemporary Italy (Tutti a scuola! L’istruzione nell’Italia del Novecento, Carocci, Roma 2017), and another on 1968 in Italian secondary school (La scuola è il nostro Vietnam. Il ’68 e l’istruzione secondaria italiana, Viella, Roma 2019).